Gov. Lee: More than 7,000 Tennesseans tested over weekend at drive-thru sites

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FILE – In this March 20, 2020, file photo, people in protective gear administer a test for the new coronavirus at a drive-thru testing center in Paramus, N.J. Feeling sick and stressed, people in the states hardest hit by the coronavirus have continued to stream into drive-thru testing sites, hoping to get guidance about whether to seek treatment, or reassurance that they aren’t infected. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced on Monday that more than 7,000 people were tested for free at drive-thru sites over the weekend.

In Northeast Tennessee, testing was conducted in Greene and Hawkins County.

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The Unified-Command Group reports that 382 people were tested in Greene County on Saturday.

According to the release from the governor’s office, 172 people were tested in Hawkins County on Sunday.

A total of 7,103 Tennesseans were tested over the weekend.

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