Over a Dozen California Labs Will Begin Testing for Coronavirus

Sixteen laboratories in California will soon begin testing for coronavirus, the California Department of Public Health has announced, allowing for a much more rapid turnaround.

Currently, it can take up to seven days to get results. Once the labs open on Feb. 12, worried patients will get answers within 48 hours. One of the labs has been identified as the Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory in Richmond.

As of Feb. 8, California saw six confirmed cases of the coronavirus that first broke out in Wuhan, China. Two patients have been diagnosed in Santa Clara County, two in San Benito County, one in Los Angeles County and another in Orange County.

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