Maryland Secures 250,000 Rapid Coronavirus Tests

Maryland is the first of nine states to receive the advanced rapid antigen coronavirus tests which can generate results in 15-20 minutes. 

The tests are part of an interstate testing compact deal and are being funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation. They will be distributed to critical facilities such as nursing homes, correctional facilities, and schools.

WBAL reports:

The tests, which can return a result in 15 to 20 minutes, will be distributed first to nursing homes, assisted living centers, juvenile detention facilities and correctional facilities. The state also plans to send rapid tests to college campuses, particularly to dormitories, Hogan said.

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Gov. Hogan Announces Acquires 250,000 Rapid Tests To Nursing Homes, Correctional Facilities (WBAL)