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COVID-19 Testing at Colorado State Fairgrounds on the upswing

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Last week, Pueblo health officials began easing restrictions and trying to draw more people to receive free COVID-19 tests at the drive-thru testing facility at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

So far this week, officials have seen a significant spike in completed tests.

Last Wednesday, the facility completed 140 COVID-19 tests; Thursday, they completed 124. This week on Tuesday, the facility conducted a total of 220 tests, nearly 100 more than last Thursday.

Health officials in Pueblo attribute this to word getting out the public. Especially to folks living in surrounding counties like Huerfano County.

The drive-thru testing facility, operated by FEMA, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until the end of May.

The county says 250 tests are available to the public each day.

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