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More coronavirus testing coming as Orange County expands access

Orange County Register, April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020

More coronavirus testing coming as Orange County expands access

The county doesn’t identify the cities that will host the UCI Health sites, but UCI Health has been doing drive-up COVID-19 testing at locations in Irvine and Orange, said John Murray, assistant director of communications for UCI Health. … Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease clinician at UCI Medical Center in Orange, said Tuesday that health care providers have been waiting on expanded testing for some time. Gohil, who is involved in shaping UCI’s hospital response to COVID-19, said testing more of the county’s population should yield a more accurate picture of the spread of coronavirus here and, over the long run, better indicate if the contagion is rising or falling.