The state has a new plan underway to increase testing to determine who has COVID-19. During the governor’s update this afternoon (April 28), it was announced 20 testing sites at Indiana National Guard facilities will open within the next seven days. The closest to Harrison and Crawford counties will be in Scottsburg and Jasper.
By mid-May, this will increase to 50 sites, but the additional sites have not been announced. When all sites are opened, they will collectively have the ability to test 100,000 Hoosiers a month.
A website will soon be up and running for Hoosiers to register to test. Eligible individuals need to either have symptoms of COVID-19, have come in close contact with a person who has tested positive or have symptoms and live in a congregated setting.
During the update by Gov. Eric Holcomb and his stafff, it was reported the state had seen another 650 positive cases, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 16,588. There were 57 new deaths reported. Indiana now has had 901 fatalities. To date, 87,181 people have been tested, with 2,737 test results added to the number since Monday’s update.