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Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will begin offering COVID-19 testing Feb. 1 at the transit system’s hubs at 63 Mary St. downtown and 3376 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

No appointment is required, but people can pre-register for a test online, if they wish. Walk-up testing will be available from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The program was made possible through a partnership between CARTA and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. “The health and safety of [CARTA] riders and operators is paramount, and providing screening services at two key hubs will go a long way in sustaining our community amidst a national health crisis,” state Rep. Marvin Pendarvis said in a press release.  

Daily case number dropped below 2,000 on Tuesday, with 1,993 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported. Another 24 people were also reported to have died from the virus.

Out of 9,181 tests results tallied today, 21.7% were positive.

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