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Florida, home to millions of elderly residents, doesn’t have enough coronavirus tests. Could it be the next epicenter?

Florida, home to millions of elderly residents, doesn’t have enough coronavirus tests. Could it be the next epicenter?

Florida may be the next epicenterIn Naples, a city in southwest Florida where the median age is 66, a hospital abruptly stopped a drive-through testing site this week because they ran out of testing kits.

Doctors  in Winter Haven, a city in Central Florida where a quarter of the  population is 65 or older, are waiting up to 10 days to get results on coronavirus tests.

And  in South Miami, in a neighborhood surrounded by retirement homes, the  president of a community hospital took out a $380,000 loan on his own  house to secure the delivery of 1,000 test kits a week for the next few  months.

Source: Florida, home to millions of elderly residents, doesn’t have enough coronavirus tests. Could it be the next epicenter?

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