COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - With people traveling for the holidays and being around family, COVID-19 testing clinics and the local health department have seen longer lines for testing.
Pamela Kirkland with the Columbus Health Department says they’ve not only seen a recent uptick in testing, but also a rise in positive cases.
She says part of the increase in testing and positive cases is likely a result from the holidays.
“We’ve really seen a big uptick and it’s just horrendous,” said Kirkland. “You know, we have so many cases coming in everyday and I mean, what can you say about it?”
Kirkland says it’s important to remember that if you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, you should wait at least 10 days to get tested. If you get tested right away, you may not have enough virus in your system to be detected in a test.