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In Fishers, a "favorable" COVID-19 outlook

Health department testing finds few positive cases
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Posted at 8:05 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 20:06:45-04

FISHERS — In Fishers, the COVID-19 outlook is favorable, according to the Hamilton County city's chief medical director.

Fishers published its first COVID-19 report Wednesday, part of a new effort to share public information from the Fishers Health Department testing site.

Since it was launched one-month ago, the testing site had 21 COVID-19 positive cases, with about two percent, or just over 2,000 of Fishers' nearly 100,000 residents tested. 2,064 tests came back negative.

“It is important to view these numbers with context: Fishers was one of the first communities in the state to enact a travel advisory and encourage residents to social distance,” said Fishers Health Department Chief Medical Director Dr. Indy Lane. “The data for Fishers shows a very favorable outlook, today. The FHD team monitors this data each day to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community and it is vital that we continue to stay vigilant.”

You can view the testing site's dashboard by clicking on this link: fishers.in.us/coronavirus [ne16.com]

The "Fishers Recovery Plan" released by Mayor Scott includes free testing for any resident who desires to be tested. The Fishers Health Department launched its drive-thru testing location on APril 30.

Fishers residents 18 and older interested in receiving a free COVID-19 test through the Fishers Health Department can visit: https://www.fishersrecovery.com/Testing

There you will take the assessment and make an appointment for testing.