Ind. closing Optum COVID testing sites
State reports zero new COVID cases in 5 area counties
INDIANA (WFIE) - Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 374 new coronavirus cases and 2 additional deaths.
The Hoosier state has now had a total of 748,259 confirmed cases and 13,291 deaths.
The map shows four new cases in Vanderburgh County, two new cases in Dubois County, one new case in Pike County, and zero new cases Warrick, Perry, Posey, Gibson, and Spencer counties.
Hoosiers ages 12 and older can now get vaccinated. Walk-up clinics are available in some areas.
You can also schedule an appointment at https://ourshot.in.gov.
Those without a computer or cell phone can call 211.
The Indiana Department of Health will close COVID-19 testing sites run by OptumServe Health Services effective June 30.
They say there is now a robust community-led testing network is in place, including pharmacies, providers, clinics and local health departments.
The partnership, which was in place for 14 months, was announced in April 2020 to bring large-scale testing to Hoosiers
“We are grateful to OptumServe for its work to ensure that Hoosiers had COVID testing available to them while we worked to build more local capacity,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “Without their work, many Hoosiers who were exposed to COVID or showing symptoms might never have known their status. I have no doubt that having this resource available helped reduce the spread of COVID in our state.”
Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.
- Vanderburgh Co. - 22,530 cases, 398 deaths
- Dubois Co. - 6,206 cases, 118 deaths
- Warrick Co. - 7,848 cases, 156 deaths
- Perry Co. - 1,863 cases, 37 deaths
- Posey Co. - 2,734 cases, 35 deaths
- Gibson Co. - 4,434 cases, 93 deaths
- Spencer Co. - 2,339 cases, 31 deaths
- Pike Co. - 1,375 cases, 34 deaths
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