Long lines for Covid testing not going away any time soon, Summit CityMD CEO says: ‘We are being inundated’
The lines that in recent weeks have stretched for hours at urgent care locations around New York City are not going away anytime soon, Summit CityMD CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger told CNBC on Friday.
Of the roughly 34,000 patients that Summit CityMD sees everyday in New York and New Jersey, about 70% are Covid related, Benger said. And much of that is people seeking to get tested for Covid-19.
“These lines are going to continue until a vaccine comes out and until the nice weather comes about,” Benger said on “Squawk on the Street.” “We are being inundated, and we are trying to take care of all of these patients who come and see us. We have, yes, lines around the block.”