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Utah offering free rapid antigen COVID-19 testing in 21 counties

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Department of Health is offering free rapid antigen testing at numerous locations throughout the state as COVID-19 activity persists.

The CDC recently ranked Utah in the top five for having the worst daily average of new COVID-19 cases reported. Utah’s southern neighbor, Arizona, topped out that list.

UDOH says these rapid antigen testing sites are selected based on high positivity rates, lower numbers of tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data.

Some locations will be drive-through while others will be conducted in buildings. Officials encourage everyone to continue to wear masks and social distance while waiting in lines.

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