LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – As we near Christmas and families start to gather, doctors said COVID-19 testing is ramping up.
Wild Health testing sites are seeing 2,000 people a day. Last month, these same sites saw about 1,300.
Wild Health said the positivity rate is rising, but it’s not because more people are getting tested.
COVID-19 testing isn’t the only thing rising right now– vaccination rates are too.
“Yesterday we had maybe 20 to 30 at a site. Over the weekend we ended up doing 120 at one site. That’s all across Kentucky. Even in the western parts that our numbers are starting to increase by 35, 45% of people wanting to get vaccinated, which is a huge success for us as a state,” said Nicole Merz with Wild Health.
If you’re seeing family this year, doctors recommend you get tested as close to when you’re gathering as possible.