As COVID numbers rise, Sparrow’s drive-thru site sees more traffic

Sparrow says more people are coming through and more people are testing positive.
Sparrow says more people are coming through and more people are testing positive.
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 9:35 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The state released new COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday.

Michigan is reporting nearly 26,000 new cases since last Wednesday for an average of about 3,700 cases a day. The state is also reporting 139 new deaths from COVID.

The rise in cases is evident at Sparrow’s drive-thru testing site at Frandor in Lansing. Sparrow says more people are coming through and more people are testing positive.

“We’re up about 10% over last week,” said laboratory manager Elizabeth Reust. “We still have pretty low volume and lots of capacity to do testing. There’s not a wait here but we still are definitely seeing a little bit of an increase from last week.”

Reust says there is no need to worry about a major surge, though - just an uptick.

Sparrow’s drive-thru testing lab at Frandor is open every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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