About 25% of People Tested in Hayward Test Positive for COVID-19

By on March 27, 2020
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HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 24: Firefighters screen people that are waiting in line to get a COVID-19 test at a free public testing station on March 24, 2020 in Hayward, California. Hundreds of people are lining up to receive a COVID-19 test offered by the City of Hayward free of charge for people who are exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Monday, March 23rd the city of Hayward opened a COVID-19 testing center. The testing center is free and open to everyone, no matter your residential status.

That Monday, the center tested a total of 207 People and of those, 54 tested positive. On Tuesday, another 460 people were tested, however, those results have not been released to the public.

The city has continued to test people everyday this week and says they will continue to publicly release results within 48 hours.

Hayward planned to test everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends. However, due to a short supply of tests, the center was forced to close early on Wednesday.

The center will remain open while supplies last and can be found at 28270 Huntwood Avenue in South Hayward. For specific questions, you may contact the Hayward 510-583-4949 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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