Free local COVID-19 testing continues
Indiana residents, 1 and older, who wish to be tested for the novel coronavirus can continue to do so at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon.
OptumServe, in partnership with the Indiana State Dept. of Health, has extended its free testing through Friday, July 31.
Testing, by appointment only, is scheduled for Tuesdays through Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Online registration for patients, at https://lhi.care/covidtesting, is the preferred method for making an appointment. Those without internet access or who need to register a minor for testing can call 1-888-634-1116.
Insurance information will be collected, if available, but the test is free.
As of Monday, 484,196 Hoosiers have been tested, including 2,226 Harrison Countians. That’s up from 426,376 and 1,934, respectively.
In the past week, the number of positive cases in the state has increased from 42,871 to 45,594; in Harrison County, the number has risen by eight, from 200 to 208.
The number of people in Indiana reported to have died from COVID-19 went from 2,377 to 2,448, with an additional 192 persons likely to have had the virus but were not tested (that number was unchanged from the previous week). In Harrison County, the number of deaths, 22 with two clinical deaths, did not change from last week.
The Harrison County Fairgrounds testing site has been provided to OptumServe by the Harrison County Agricultural Society, in partnership with the county health department, for the health of all Hoosiers.