Jacksonville testing sites seeing less people

Major Drop in Testing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The number of people using public testing sites in Jacksonville has decreased significantly over the last two months.

In the month of July, people were flocking to local testing sites. On July 8, 2020, the Regency testing site in Arlington tested 1,267 people in one day. The days that followed were similar.

Regency Testing Site:

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  • 7/9/2020 Totals 1,456
  • 7/10/2020 Totals 1,480
  • 7/11/2020 Totals 1,366
  • 7/12/2020 Totals 1,263
  • 7/13/2020 Totals 1,582
  • 7/14/2020 Totals 1,341
  • 7/15/2020 Totals 1,404
  • 7/16/2020 Totals 895
  • 7/17/2020 Totals 998
  • 7/18/2020 Totals 1,120
  • 7/19/2020 Totals 859
  • 7/20/2020 Totals 1,372
  • 7/21/2020 Totals 1,286
  • 7/22/2020 Totals 1,045
  • 7/23/2020 Totals 939
  • 7/24/2020 Totals 914

Those numbers have been cut in half.

The most recent numbers provided to Action News Jax show the steady decline in people getting a COVID-19 test at the Regency.

Regency Testing Site:

  • 8/26/2020 Totals 423
  • 8/27/2020 Totals 375
  • 8/28/2020 Totals 447
  • 8/29/2020 Totals 335
  • 8/30/2020 Totals 314
  • 8/31/2020 Totals 353
  • 9/1/2020 Totals 388
  • 9/2/2020 Totals 406
  • 9/3/2020 Totals 313
  • 9/4/2020 Totals 327
  • 9/5/2020 Totals 326

The Legends walk-up testing site has also seen a steady decline in foot traffic-- testing under 100 people daily in the last few weeks.

Action News Jax, Meghan Moriarty, spoke with a doctor from Baptist Medical Center who said they are also seeing less people hospitalized from the virus, which is a good sign. But, she adds, we must stay vigilant.

A full report will air on Action News Jax at 5:30 on CBS47 and FOX30

Here is a full list of places to get tested in the City of Jacksonville https://www.jaxready.com/covidtesting