Coronavirus COVID-19 medical technician professional doctor hand giving a swab test.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, there were 202 people tested for Covid-19 at the Washington County Fairgrounds site from Dec. 22-26.

Washington County is currently designated as a “Red” county with the highest rate of spread of the coronavirus. 

The site was closed Friday for the Christmas holiday. 

This was the only free testing site held in Washington County since the pandemic began earlier this year. 

The ISDH said it didn’t know if future testing clinics would be held. 

ISDH statistics show there have been 7,249 people tested in Washington County since March. 

Of that total, 1,375 have been tested so far in December. 

As of Saturday, there have been 1372 Cases and 15 deaths since March. 

There are two medical facilities with testing capabilities in Washington County, along with the local hospital. Two pharmacies have been testing for Covid as well – all for a fee. 

However, the only free sites for Covid testing are in Lawrence, Scott, Harrison, Jennings, Clark, Floyd, and Jackson Counties.

Residents in Washington County and Orange County have had to go outside the county to get tested for free.