Pennsylvania is adding a testing clinic Thursday at a mall in Indiana County to contain what health officials say is the “recent rapid increase in Covid-19 cases,” it said in a release.
The health department is also extending the testing site in Centre County through Saturday, officials said, adding that this county still has the highest percent-positivity 9.4%
“Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 324 cases in Indiana County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate and quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
This week, Indiana County has the 10th-highest percent-positivity at 5.9% – but in previous weeks the percent-positivity was above 10%.