Laurel County Health Department giving out free at-home COVID-19 test kits

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 12:14 PM EST
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Laurel County Health Department officials began distributing free at-home COVID-19 tests on Wednesday morning.

The department gave out Ellume Home Tests, which requires a smart phone to work but is 96% effective.

Laurel County has averaged more than 160 cases per day for the last few days.

”We felt like this would be a good thing to utilize and pass out for those that needed to be tested and for those that cannot get into other facilities to test, so it’s a good way to mitigate the spread of this virus at this moment,” Mark Hensley, Executive Director at LCHD said.

At-home test kit supplies were limited today, but Hensley said they hope to have another event like this in the future.

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