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Here's where you can get a COVID-19 test around Tampa Bay

The statewide positivity rate has ranged from 4-percent to 12-percent over the last two weeks.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The state of Florida has seen a spike in positive COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks.

Not only has the number of positive cases risen but so has the overall positive rate. For the last several days, Florida has seen a positivity rate higher than 12 percent each day.

Health experts have repeatedly recommended a 5 percent positivity rate or lower over a two-week period to be comfortable reopening. Florida has been Phase Two of reopening since June 5.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

Here's a breakdown of new coronavirus cases reported by the state for the past week:

  • June 22: 2,926 
  • June 23: 3,286
  • June 24: 5,508
  • June 25: 5,004
  • June 26: 8,942
  • June 27: 9,585
  • June 28: 8,530
  • June 29: 5,266

There has not been a downward trajectory of documented cases or percent of positive cases within the past two-week period. The trend has been increasing, with single-day record case highs recorded multiple times.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

With the recent spike in positive cases, it is important to know where you can get tested for COVID-19. 

Here's a list of county-by-county testing site information:

Citrus County

No-cost COVID-19 testing in Citrus County.

Hardee County

You can find testing information at Hardee County Emergency Management's Facebook page.

Free drive-up testing for Hardee County will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 30 and July 1. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 863-773-4161.

Hernando County

You can find COVID-19 testing information in Hernando County here.

Highlands County

There is currently no testing site information at this time. Contact the health department for more information.

Hillsborough County

Where to get tested in Hillsborough County.

Manatee County

Find state-supported testing sites in Manatee County here.

Find additional testing site information in Manatee County on the county's website here.

Pasco County

Find state-supported testing sites in Pasco County here.

Find additional current COVID-19 testing sites in Pasco County here.

Pinellas County

Find COVID-19 testing site information in Pinellas County here.

Find COVID-19 drive-thru testing information through the Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. here.

Polk County

Find COVID-19 testing site information for Polk County on Florida Medical Association's website here.

Sarasota County

Find state-supported COVID-19 testing site information for Sarasota County here.

Find additional COVID-19 testing site information for Sarasota County here.

Additional testing site information

There are several websites you can visit to find up-to-date information on current testing sites in the Tampa Bay area. 

State-supported testing sites can be found on Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 website here.

Tampa Bay area counties that have state-supported testing sites include:

  • Hillsborough County
  • Manatee County
  • Pasco County
  • Sarasota County

Florida Blue has a map of available testing sites. You can search for locations near you using your zip code. 

Baycare has four drive-thru testing sites located in the Tampa Bay areaFor patients without insurance, the cost of the COVID-19 lab test is $85 at any BayCare Facility. Payment is not due at testing. You can find more information here.

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