Behind the scenes: COVID-19 testing laboratory in North Carolina

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The pandemic has been with us for more than a year and since then, North Carolina has performed near 11 million COVID-19 tests.

Who are these frontline workers that have been providing the public and officials with that information?

“When March happened, it was slow and then ramped up quickly,” said Allegra Jefferson, lab supervisor.

She has been with Labcorp for eight years.

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“Tens of thousands of samples a day, and its ramped up even more so than that,” Jefferson said.

>> In the video at the top of this webpage, anchor Damany Lewis gets an inside look at Labcorp, located in Burlington, North Carolina.