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Metro COVID-19 test sites closing this week in Minnesota


Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Pop-up state COVID-19 testing sites are closing in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Bloomington this week.

Pop-up state COVID-19 testing sites are closing in St. Paul on Thursday and Minneapolis and Bloomington on Friday amid continued declines in pandemic activity.

While the closures take away some convenient options in the Twin Cities, state health officials said the sites had become redundant given the low rate of people seeking tests and the high number of clinics and medical facilities with testing capacity.

More than 10 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Minnesota, but the usage rate has declined from 433 tests per 10,000 residents at the peak of the spring pandemic wave on April 15 to 152 on June 14.


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