The Kent County Health Department announced Monday its experiencing a decline in the number of residents seeking COVID-19 tests, and according to Christopher Bendekgey, the Community Clinical Services Division Director, 40%-50% fewer people are getting tested currently than at the height of infections in early to mid-July.
So, what’s causing the slowdown? What factors are contributing to fewer tests at health department sites?
Bendekgey weighs in.
“There’s more organizations coming online with their testing capacities and capabilities,” he explains.