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Torrance begins at-home coronavirus testing for high-risk groups

To receive an at-home test, residents must be over the age of 65 or have underlying medical conditions that could make them more susceptible to serious health complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. 

The Torrance Fire Department will begin administering free in-home coronavirus tests Tuesday, April 21, to high-risk residents showing symptoms.

To receive an at-home test, residents must be over the age of 65 or have underlying medical conditions that could make them more susceptible to serious health complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The nasal swab test takes no more than 10 minutes to administer and residents will typically receive results in about four days, officials said.

Underlying health conditions of particular concern include diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, chronic lung disease and asthma, as well as people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients.

Residents can make appointments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at 310-320-5918 or CityofTorranceCA.com/TC4Seniors. 

Coronavirus tests will also be available beginning Tuesday at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Carson.

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