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Hard Rock Stadium Turned Coronavirus Drive-thru Testing Site

Tents were set up in a parking lot on March 22, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday. Less than two months after hosting the Super Bowl, the stadium is now the home of a drive-thru testing site recently opened by the National Guard.

On Sunday, they were only testing first responders and health care workers. On Monday, they planned to expand it to people at least 65 years old who are showing symptoms of the illness. A testing center at Marlins Park will also open in the coming days, officials said.

According to state figures, more than 11,000 people have been tested for the virus. That’s more than most states, but less than New York.

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DeSantis has not called for a “shelter in place” order, unlike governors in California, New York and Illinois, who have ordered such restrictive measures.

The virus causes only minor flu-like symptoms in most people, who recover in a matter of weeks. But it is highly contagious and can cause severe illness or death in some patients, particularly the elderly and those with underlying health problems. Severe cases are often only able to breathe with respirators.

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Hard Rock Stadium Turned Coronavirus Drive-thru Testing Site

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