Where to Get a Free COVID-19 Test in Northern Kentucky

Free COVID-19 testing is back in northern Kentucky.

Any Kentucky resident can schedule an appointment within 48 hours and receive results from a COVID-19 drive-through test site in the city of Independence, according to a press release from Kenton County. The new location was announced as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County, Ohio.

Here’s what you need to know about the test site:

  • When: June 30th to July 2nd from 7.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
  • Where: Summit View Academy at 5006 Madison Pike in Independence, Ky.

Any resident of Kentucky can get a free trial on this website. You don’t have to have symptoms. To make an appointment, visit www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing or call (888) 852-2567.

According to the publication, around 250 tests are available daily.

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“We’re seeing some worrying numbers in the Cincinnati area,” Governor Andy Beshear said at a news conference on Wednesday. In some areas in northern Kentucky, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 50 percent, Beshear added.

As of Sunday, 1,648 people in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties had been diagnosed with the disease. According to the Northern Kentucky Department of Health, there are about 350 active cases and more than 70 have died – the majority of those who died lived in local nursing homes.

Across the Ohio River in Hamilton County, Ohio, coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever. Between June 16 and June 19, Hamilton County had more than 100 new cases a day.

The county had a day of 100 new cases in the previous four months.

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