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Madison County opens drive-thru testing site after first local coronavirus death

Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton opened a drive-thru coronavirus testing site Wednesday in conjunction with the Madison County Health Department.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 12:21 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2020 12:30 PM

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. – Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton opened a drive-thru coronavirus testing site Wednesday in conjunction with the Madison County Health Department.

Patients must be referred by a doctor and will be tested by appointment only. To inquire about making an appointment, call Community Memorial Hospital at 315-228-3022.

Eight people have tested positive for coronavirus in Madison County as of Wednesday morning.

The Health Department says an elderly Hamilton resident who had coronavirus recently passed away. This person had underlying health conditions as well. 

The Health Department notified individuals who were in contact with this person so they could self-quarantine and monitor any symptoms.

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