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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Allen County, bringing the total to 21 as of Friday.
The Allen County Department of Health also reported 50 more positive cases, increasing the total to 281 cases.
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Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to announce updates for the state's COVID-19 situation at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
ISDH and ocal health officials in Allen County held free drive-thru testing clinics for healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and their family members who have symptoms of COVID-19.
Officials say testing for COVID-19 is currently unavailable on-demand or by request because of the nationwide shortage.
Patients must currently meet ISDH’s criteria to be tested, and strict protocol must be followed to ensure no one else is exposed while a mucus specimen is collected from the individual.
Anyone with a fever of 100 degrees and a cough should first call their healthcare provider to discuss their symptoms and determine the next course of action.
The following local healthcare providers have set up a specific screening for COVID-19:
• Fort Wayne Medical Education patients should call 260-423-2675
• IU Health patients should download the telemedicine application IU Health Virtual Visit and follow directions or call 260-234-5400
• Lutheran Health patients should call 260-435-5050
• Parkview patients should call 1-877-PPG-TODAY or their specific provider; Parkview has also set up a self-screening website at Parkview.com/covid19screening
• Neighborhood Health Clinic patients should call 260-458-2570