FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Twenty-five more residents have tested COVID-19 in Allen County, bringing the total to 416 as of Friday.
The Allen County Department of Health reported three new deaths Friday, increasing the death total to 35 for the county.
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From Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24, Allen County will hold a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic.
The clinics will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, or until testing supplies run out.
They are open to symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers.
Testing also is available to symptomatic individuals who live with one of these workers, as well as to people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk, such as obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Testing is limited to one person per vehicle.
All individuals must be Indiana residents and present state-issued identification at the time of testing.
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