LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The University of Louisville will work with a new Metro Government task force to study how widespread COVID-19 is in the local area, city officials announced Wednesday. 

The U of L School of Medicine will test thousands of people across four different parts of Louisville for the respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its antibodies, said Bill Altman, a consultant to the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness.  

Plans call for 2,400 tests per month for seven months, with the screenings starting “soon,” and the first results available by early August, said Altman, a former Kindred Health executive and Metro Board of Health chair.

Altman said testing those who have COVID-19, as well as those who have previously

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