Starr County health official provides virtual tour of rapid test facility

1 year 2 months 4 days ago Thursday, April 16 2020 Apr 16, 2020 April 16, 2020 7:40 PM April 16, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

RIO GRANDE CITY – Rapid tests to diagnose potential coronavirus patients have made its way to the Rio Grande Valley.

In Starr County, the rapid test is being offered at a drive-thru facility. Health officials say results are revealed just after 15 minutes. However, although the test are very accurate with negative results, people who test positive would need to undergo a confirmatory PCR test, a nose swab.

Dr. Jose Vasquez, the county’s health authority, provide CHANNEL 5 NEWS with a virtual tour of the facility.

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