Johnson County lab tested 2,000 people for COVID-19 at free event last week — 39% came back positive

MyHomeLabs, an Overland Park-based at-home testing company, conducted a free, one-day testing site on Jan. 4, and nearly 2,000 lined up in their cars to get tested, including Raquel Bausby of Merriam, above. The company now says 39% of tests conducted that day came back positive for COVID-19. Photo credit Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3.

After testing nearly 2,000 people at a free drive-thru testing event last week, an Overland Park lab says nearly 40% of tests came back positive for COVID-19.

MyHomeLabs offered the free testing last Tuesday, Jan. 4, a day before many Johnson County students were set to return to classes for the new semester.