COVID-19 positivity rate nearing 30% in Utah; state expands free testing

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The Utah Department of Health is offering more free rapid testing in targeted areas throughout the state. It comes as the state sees close to a 30% positivity rate in COVID-19 testing.

Health department staff looked at things like high positivity rates, lower number of tests, and wastewater samples to figure out where these testing sites should be.

Glendale is one of the areas selected for free testing this week.

“We’ve been hardest hit from pretty much the beginning of the pandemic,” said Turner Bitton, chair of the Glendale Community Council.

There are a number of reasons the area has been so hard hit by the virus, Bitton said.

“Many of our neighbors work in jobs that are required; they’re essential workers,” he explained.

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