This weekend, Florida will have 2,500 new coronavirus testing kits

DORAL, FL –  Governor Ron DeSantis announced this morning in a news conference, held at Jackson Memorial Hospital, that 2,500 coronavirus testing kits will be available this weekend. 

“I’ve directed Jared Moskowitz with our Emergency Operations Center to purchase 2,500 commercially available testing kits and we are receiving those this weekend,” said DeSantis.

“Testing kits will give qualified labs across the state the capacity to process tests for up to 625,000 individuals. I directed our Surgeon General Scott Rivkees to strategically distribute these testing kits to 50 CLIA certified labs throughout the state starting with hospitals so testing can be closer to the patient and Jackson Memorial Hospital will be one of the first hospitals to receive these testing kits.”

According to CBS Miami, the coronavirus testing kits aim at protecting the most vulnerable residents in the area such as the elderly, people with underlying conditions, and health care workers, as well as monitor international and high-risk travel and social distancing. 

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