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Coronavirus Testing Underway in Vanderburgh County

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Steve Burger
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WNIN

Researchers in Evansville are conducting extensive testing this week for both current coronavirus infections and previous exposure. 

Clinicians are at Vanderburgh County businesses getting both nasal swab and blood samples from up to a thousand test subjects through this Friday.

The study's principal investigator, Dr. Majed Koleilat of Deaconess Clinic in Evansville, says once the results are returned, they’ll have a much more accurate picture of how deeply the coronavirus has infected the community.

“The study that we’re doing is to provide a snapshot of the current situation so the employers have an idea of what’s going on.”

The researchers are using the Mayo Clinic to process the results of the coronavirus testing. Results are expected in mid-May. 

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