COVID-19 test collection is set to expand in Cumberland County.
The Health Department will continue test collection by appointment on Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Manna Church (5517 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville) and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Southview Baptist Church (4089 Elk Rd., Hope Mills).
Expanded test collection sites begin Aug. 27:
• Aug. 27; Sept. 3; Oct. 8 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tabernacle of Miracles, 2574 Hope Mills Rd., Fayetteville
• Sept. 10 and 17; Oct. 22 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 522 Old Wilmington Rd., Fayetteville
To protect the health and safety of staff and clients, test collection is by drive-up appointment only. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time.
Testing is free.
Please do not call offsite testing locations for assistance. The Health Department has a dedicated COVID-19 hotline ready to assist. Call 910-678-7657 or you can make an appointment online at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will now report COVID-19 data on Tuesdays and Fridays in press release form, but daily updates will continue to be available on the Cumberland County COVID-19 Dashboard.
As of Aug. 20, the total COVID-19 confirmed cases for Cumberland County is 3,528 with 61 deaths. The NC state number of confirmed cases is 147,432 with 2,438 deaths.
In the previous week, there was one additional death in the county.
According to the Department of Public Health, the resident who died was in their 70s, lived in a congregate living setting and had underlying health conditions.
To stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19 visit the county COVID-19 webpage at https://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19.
The site has a list of COVID-19 related closures, service changes and other information. The county is also sharing information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.