FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Health officials announced that 400 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Allen County bringing the total to 16,244 as of Friday.
The Allen County Department of Health reported seven new deaths Friday increasing the total to 282 for the county.
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Where can I get a #COVID19 test❔— Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) September 18, 2020
��There are more than 200 testing locations throughout the state.
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ACDH says positive antigen tests, which are counted as probable COVID-19 cases, are now included in the department’s contact tracing efforts along with confirmed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results.
The department said PCR results have always been used to identify positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
The Allen County case count now includes a total of 3,224 probable cases from antigen tests reported since July 28.
Testing for COVID-19 is now available by request statewide at Optum testing sites.
In Allen County, the Indiana State Department of Health's OptumServe COVID-19 testing clinic is located at New Covenant Worship Center, 3420 E. Paulding Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46816.
Testing is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Testing is for anyone living or working in Indiana by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance online or by phone at 888-634-1116.
No COVID-19 symptoms or pre-existing conditions are required for testing.
Visit the ISDH coronavirus website for more information on this and other testing locations in the county and throughout Indiana.
We shifted to the state's red category today. That means as of 11/22, social gatherings/events with 26-100 people must be approved; bars, restaurants & fitness centers must be at 50% capacity. Read the full order here: https://t.co/k7HJRrckCf #sofreakingred #juststayhome #maskup pic.twitter.com/zdQlKwl5Yn
— Allen County Health (@AllenCountyHD) November 18, 2020