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Cleveland Public Library gets new shipment of COVID tests, distribution causes traffic backup in downtown Cleveland

The latest updates on test availability can be found at cpl.org.

CLEVELAND — As Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas continue to see a surge in positive coronavirus cases, the demand for testing options continues to rise. 

After days of difficulty finding rapid tests or making an appointment for a PCR test, there was a small sign of relief from state officials.

On Monday, the Cleveland Public Library received a new shipment of at-home COVID-19 tests. 

After gathering with family, friends and loved ones over the holiday weekend, Cuyahoga County residents lined up to receive the tests. 

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The additional test kit availability comes as the Ohio Department of Health reports 8,092 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, coming off the heels of a holiday weekend. This mirrors a nationwide upwards trend in coronavirus cases as the omicron variant, first detected in South Africa, continues to rage. 

For more information on the new Cuyahoga County Public Library's curbside pick-up or test availability, click here.

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