U.S. To Ship Nearly 37 Million Rapid COVID Tests By End Of Week
STATES TO RECEIVE CLOSE TO 37 MILLION RAPID COVID-19 TESTS
(CNN) – The Trump administration says it’s ramping up the distribution of rapid coronavirus tests across the U.S.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services; states are on track to receive close to 37-million Binax-NOW antigen tests by the end of the week.
The department says the goal is to protect seniors and help states continue to re-open.
Officials say they’re part of the 150-million BinaxNOW tests that the federal government already planned to deploy nationwide.
Abbott laboratories, which developed the test says it delivers results in 15-minutes.
The HHS points out that more testing does not replace public health guidelines, including wearing masks and washing hands.