A positive COVID-19 rapid test result. Photo: Adobe Stock

The Town of Riverhead will distribute 1,200 free rapid COVID-19 test kits to residents on Tuesday.

Test kits are being distributed at the Town Hall reception desk at 200 Howell Avenue and at the Riverhead Senior Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue from 12-4 p.m.. There are two tests per kit. Tests were provided by Suffolk County, according to a press release from the Town Supervisor’s Office.

The number of COVID-19 cases have decreased in the last few weeks, with the weekly test positivity rate currently sitting at 2.8% in Suffolk County and 2.5% statewide.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: [email protected]