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State COVID-19 testing event in Jefferson City on Sunday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is set to host a free COVID-19 drive-thru testing event from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The event will be located in the American Legion parking lot in Jefferson City on Tanner Bridge Road.

No pre-registration or appointment is required for the drive-thru event, however the state said an ID will speed up the process.

PCR tests will be used at the community event and with results will be delivered with a phone call or email within 72 hours.

This comes as the state reported 61,952 cases over the past seven days according to its website.

At the same time, the positivity rate in the state continues to climb as it is up 1.5% within the past seven days up to 35%.

The demand for testing remains high in Missouri, as 188,012 PCR tests were administered in the state over the past seven days.

The state will also host a free COVID-19 community testing event in Columbia on Jan. 25, in the Mizzou North parking lot along Business Loop 70.

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Ben Fein

Ben Fein is a multimedia journalist for ABC 17 News. You can usually see his reports on weekend mornings or weekdays at 5, 6 and 6:30 p.m. on KMIZ.

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