Coronavirus drive-through testing coming to Owensboro next week

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In this Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks about the coronavirus during a news conference at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. (Ryan C. Hermens//Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

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FRANKFORT, Ky (WEHT) Governor Beshear says testing will start in Owensboro next week.

The testing will be at Owensboro Community and Technical College Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Beshear also announced that starting Wednesday, anybody can get tested, not just people showing symptoms.

This week, there is testing at Madisonville-North Hopkins High School.

On Wednesday, there were three state-funded drive-though COVID-19 testing sites in Kentucky, including one in Madisonville. We’re told that all three sites were able to do 571 tests on Wednesday.

The governor also said that starting on Monday, the state will start a gradual reopening of healthcare services. He adds he hopes the phased-opening will change each week.

Last week, the governor detailed plans to reopen the state.

196 new cases were reported in Kentucky Wednesday. There are now 3,373 total cases in the state. Gov. Beshear says they still believe the number has plateaued.

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(This story was originally published on April 22, 2020)

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