BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) -- Community testing sites are wrapping up in Brown County.
On the last day of coronavirus testing at the Resch Center and Casa ALBA, county officials said testing will still be available, however it will now be provided only by healthcare facilities. To get access to a test, you'll have to follow the individual healthcare systems protocols, in which you can find on their websites. For people without insurance, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach said N.E.W. Community Clinic in Green Bay will have tests available.
During Friday's news briefing, local leaders talked about the great impact people in our community have taken to help flatten the curve. Dr. Ashok Rai from Prevea said the county is on the right track, as we are seeing a downward trend of people testing positive. He gave a snapshot of what testing results have looked like for the county, saying out of more than 10,000 tests conducted, only 4 percent of tests have come back positive. With this, less than 1 percent of people who tested positive were asymptomatic, or were not showing symptoms. Because of this small number, Streckenbach said it doesn't make sense to continue testing asymptomatic people.
Looking at the community testing sites abilities, the Resch conducted 460 tests Thursday, with Casa ALBA conducting 188 for a total of 648 tests. Between the two sites, a total of 12,247 people have been tested.
Dr. Ashok Rai added because of the numbers and downward trends we're seeing, it's appropriate we are beginning to open up businesses. That being said, Dr. Rai said while prevalence of virus is lower, it's still here.
As of Friday, Brown County has 2,220 total confirmed cases of coronavirus, with the Oneida Nation reporting 32 cases.
Twenty-eight people have been hospitalized and 760 people are out of isolation.
One more coronavirus-related death was reported on Friday: an 89-year-old woman who lived in the 54162 zip code.
As for the Memorial Day weekend, health officials are recommending people practice social distancing, keep gatherings to 10 people or less, wear a mask in public, wash your hands thoroughly, and visit the DHS website for more information.