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North Carolina to Test All Nursing Home Patients and Workers for COVID-19

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has announced plans to test all nursing home patients and workers for the coronavirus.

Mandy Cohen, the state’s top public health official, said Tuesday that the one-time tests will be given between July and mid-August to help curb the virus.

Cohen said the state is partnering with CVS Omnicare to test an estimated 36,000 nursing home residents and 25,000 workers in more than 400 sites throughout the state.

The cost of the program was not immediately provided, but Cohen said when possible insurance will be billed. Otherwise, the costs will be covered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Recent statewide data recorded by the public health agency shows 4,440 of the state’s 64,670 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases occurred in nursing homes.

But nursing homes account for 660 of the state’s 1,343 coronavirus deaths.

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