Created: October 26, 2020 05:03 PM
NEW YORK (WHEC) — New York State will receive more than 5 million rapid COVID-19 tests from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending 5.85 million Abbott BinaxNOW to New York.
The tests can diagnose COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will distribute them to K-12 students, teachers, nursing home patients and staff, colleges and universities, critical infrastructure, first responders and other priority groups.
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