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St Paul (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Health is applauding a significant milestone in the ongoing Covid battle in the state.

The department says the number of Covid tests administered at the state’s community testing sites has gone over the 1-million mark.

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The 24 testing sites are located in several cities, including Albert Lea and Winona in southeast Minnesota. A site is also operated at the Twin Cities airport. The saliva tests are administered at no cost and results are emailed within 24-48 hours.

Overall, the department says more than 6.4-million COVID-19 tests have been documented since the pandemic began

In addition to people with symptoms, case contacts and those interacting with people outside of their household, MDH recommends regular testing every two weeks or monthly for young people in K-12 schools, colleges and trade schools, young athletes, and those involved in other extracurricular activities using the state’s extensive statewide testing operation.

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