COVID-19 Testing

The Texas Army National Guard operates a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Longview Fairgrounds in front of the Longview Exhibit Building on Tuesday.

Editor's note: The counties of residence for those who tested positive had not been determined Wednesday. Health officials will determine their county of residence in coming days. 

Early, partial results released Wednesday showed at least 11 people tested positive for COVID-19 after multi-day mobile testing last week at the Longview Fairgrounds. Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said the outcomes of 206 tests were pending.

A total of 324 people were tested at the site Tuesday through Thursday by members of the Texas Army National Guard, who conducted the testing under guidance of the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Stoudt said 107 tests so far showed negative results, which means 9.32% of those for whom results were known from the mobile testing had contracted COVID-19.

Stoudt said he hoped to have full results in days ahead.

It remains unclear if the 11 confirmed cases so far from mobile testing at the Longview Fairgrounds were Gregg County residents and how those numbers will affect the total tally for the county. 

People who were tested at the fairgrounds and haven't received results can call to check on status of their testing, Stoudt said. They can either call the Texas COVID-19 Contact Center at (512) 883-2400 and select option 2, or the Texas Department of State Health Services at (903) 533-5312.