More than 50 test positive for coronavirus following pop-up sites in Dayton, Xenia


More than 50 people who participated in free pop-up coronavirus testing in Xenia and Dayton in June tested positive for the virus.

Out of 957 people who were tested in Xenia nine people received positive results and 948 tested negative, according to Five Rivers Health Centers.

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In Dayton, 1,321 people were tested with 53 positive results and 1,268 negatives.

Of everyone who was tested at the two pop-up sites, 2.7% were positive, which is lower than the statewide seven-day average of 5.8%.

In Xenia, 0.94% of those tested were positive and in Dayton 4% of people tested received positive results.

Five Rivers Greene County Health Centers shared a press release detailing the results of the #COVID19 pop-up testing...

Posted by Greene County Public Health on Friday, July 10, 2020

Those who tested positive were contacted by Five River’s chief medical officer with information on how to self-quarantine, monitor symptoms and see a health care provider.

People who tested negative for the virus were sent a letter with their results.

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“Five Rivers Health Centers was happy to partner with the governor’s COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force and the Ohio National Guard to provide this free testing to more than 2,000 of our neighbors in Montgomery and Greene counties. It was an honor for us to serve so many residents in a very short period of time,” said Gina McFarlane-El, CEO of Five Rivers Health Centers. “We hope to have more testing opportunities available in the future to help prevent the spread of COIVD19.”