SAN BERNARDINO — Nearly 400 people got tested for the new coronavirus in San Bernardino County’s first drive-through testing event Friday morning at the National Orange Show grounds.
The Department of Public Health offered appointments Thursday, which quickly filled up. Spokesman David Wert said the county made 380 appointments, but once technicians got through those they had some additional kits. They extended the event to 4 p.m. and sent an invitation out on social media for walk-ins.
To get one of the tests, patients had to be at high risk for contracting the virus and also be showing symptoms: fever, shortness of breath and cough.
Some were turned away because they did not meet those criteria.
The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus climbed from 55 to 64 in San Bernardino County Friday as laboratories continue to process tests.
So far 949 people have been tested for the new virus and 6.7 percent tested positive, the county reported Friday afternoon.
The number of deaths remained at three.