National Guard surpasses 50,000 COVID-19 tests administered

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia National Guard this week surpassed 50,000 administered coronavirus tests since its response began in March.

According to the National Guard, 418 members are on duty and more than 2,300 missions related to the pandemic are complete.

The National Guard’s efforts include distributing 19.3 million pieces of personal protective equipment, training 945 businesses and long-term care facilities about best coronavirus practices, and producing more than 220,000 pieces of protective equipment.

The National Guard will be assisting with testing in Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Monongalia, Monroe and Wyoming counties this weekend as well as helping with cleaning efforts.

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