Coronavirus testing site: Loretto Hospital offers COVID-19 tests on Chicago's West Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Austin community and the West Side of Chicago have been hard hit by the number of positive cases and fatal deaths due to COVID-19.

Now, a new COVID-19 testing site is available for those residents on city's West Side.

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The testing site at Loretto Hospital is open to the public and healthcare workers and first responders.

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Officials say results will be ready within three days. The site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has reported 30,357 cases of COVID-19 disease, and 1290 people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loretto Hospital
645 S Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
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