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Dodger Stadium Becomes LA's Largest Coronavirus Test Site

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Entrance to drive-thru coronavirus testing prior to opening today at Dodger Stadium. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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Dodger Stadium is once again welcoming scores of people to its parking lot — but instead of Dodger Dogs, they'll be getting cotton swabs.

As of 10 a.m. today, the ballpark is now the latest — and largest — drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles, joining 10 others currently in operation in the city, and among 36 in the county.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the site has the capacity to test as many as 6,000 people a day, every day:

"Look, I know we'd rather be here in a different context — we'd rather be here rooting on the boys in blue — but we'll get back to that soon enough."

Garcetti says about 450,000 people have been tested at drive-thru sites in L.A. since the first one was launched two months ago.
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Testing at the Dodger Stadium site is free for all L.A. County residents, but an appointment must be made ahead of time. It didn't take long for one familiar site, long lines of cars attempting to get into the Dodger parking lots. Here's what our friends at KNX saw:

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