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These Shoppers Drug Mart stores offer COVID-19 tests in Hamilton and surrounding areas

Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are offering COVID-19 testing in Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines as the number of COVID-19 cases climb.

Some Hamiltonians have waited up to 8 days for COVID-19 test results

Shoppers Drug Mart is allowing some locations to test for COVID-19. (Eduardo Lima/The Canadian Press)

A number of Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are offering COVID-19 testing in Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines as the number of COVID-19 cases climb.

All the stores only test eligible people without symptoms.

The Hamilton locations include the store on 101 Osler Dr. in Dundas and the location on 2110 Rymal Rd. E. in Hannon, past Albion Falls.

The Dundas store operates daily from 8 a.m. to midnight while the Hannon shop runs to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Brantford has two locations, one on 320 Colborne St. W. and another on 185 King George Rd., both of which are open from 8 a.m. to midnight.

Niagara Falls has a store at 5175 Victoria Ave. and St. Catharines has a location at 286 Bunting Rd., which are both open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The new spots to get COVID-19 testing come as Hamilton and other regions try to reduce delays while cases increase in the community.

Hamilton has been dealing with a testing backlog that has some waiting for as many as eight days for their results.

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