Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health today announced that beginning Tuesday, March 16, a rotating drive-thru and indoor walk-in COVID-19 testing site will open in Blair County. This is the second of five counties that have requested a long-term COVID-19 testing site in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI). The location of this testing site will rotate between three different locations in Blair County.
“While recent decreases in daily positive cases are promising, they don’t negate the need for continued testing,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. “We encourage anyone who feels they need or want a test to take advantage of all COVID-19 testing clinics if they feel they have been exposed to COVID-19. Much of the news and attention has shifted to COVID-19 vaccines, but testing is still the best way to determine your exposure to and to ultimately stop the spread of COVID-19.”
From March 2020 through March 11, 2021, the department has received 10,928,503 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results. From May 2020 through March 11, 2021, the department has received 1,928,503 antigen test results. The total combined number of tests reported to the department is 12,892,694 since COVID-19 testing began in the commonwealth. The number of Pennsylvanians who have been tested by PCR or antigen tests is 5,184,760 which roughly equates to 40.5…
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