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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will soon have access to 100,000 coronavirus test kits per week. De Blasio called the news a “breakthrough,” but said more tests will still be needed.
Half of the 100,000 test kits are being bought from Aria Diagnostics, a biotech company located in Indiana that has already donated 50,000 kits to the city, according to de Blasio. “They have confirmed that they can produce them regularly for New York City,” he said.
Starting next week, New York City will purchase 50,000 test kits from Aria per week, he said.
The remaining 50,000 will be produced in New York City. De Blasio said the is building “a brand new supply chain” through existing businesses, commercial labs and academic institutions that will create the swabs, solution and tubes which make up a test. According to the mayor, the coordinated effort will begin producing …continued .
[Source: CBS News]