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Indiana Closing OptumServe COVID-19 Testing Sites After June, Citing Low Demand


Indiana is closing its OptumServe COVID-19 testing sites at the end of June. The sites, set up early in the pandemic, have provided more than 541,000 free tests since May of last year.

According to the state’s website, there are 31 remaining OptumServe sites across Indiana, which will close June 30. The Indiana Department of Health said it’s ending its contract with the private company because of a “robust community-led testing network” that’s now in place.

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There will still be more than 250 COVID-19 testing sites statewide, with locations in almost every county. In a statement, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box noted that demand for testing has significantly decreased.

The current average number of COVID-19 tests per day in Indiana is about 13,000. That’s down more than half since just one month ago.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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