Free COVID-19 testing will be offered in Moses Lake, Quincy this week

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Free COVID-19 testing will be held later this week in Moses Lake and Quincy as cases of the virus continue to spike in Grant County.

The drive-through testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Moses Lake on Thursday and Friday at the county fairgrounds, and in Quincy on Saturday at Quincy High School.

From last Friday through Monday, Grant County reported 95 new cases of the coronavirus.

Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties have shown improved numbers in the past two weeks while cases continue to climb in Grant County.

Grant County is averaging more than 400 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days, far above the goal of 25 new cases over that period that the state has set before loosening restrictions.

Chelan County has fallen to 222 cases per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days wile Douglas County has fallen to 168 cases per 100,000 residents. The counties combined are at 203 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.

Last week, the two counties were at 237 cases per 100,000.

Things have improved even more in once-hard-hit Okanogan County. The rate there in the latest report has Okanogan County at 44.5 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days.

Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties all have implemented communitywide testing in numerous towns in recent weeks.

The Grant County Health District says if the heavy wildfire smoke remains in the area the Moses Lake and Quincy testing may need to be postponed.