NY Gov Orders 37M Home Tests For Free Distribution

The New York Daily News reports:

New Yorkers will soon be able to get tested for COVID-19 at subway stations or in the sanctity of their own homes free of charge, Gov. Hochul announced Wednesday, as state and city officials scrambled to ramp up testing amid an explosion of new infections ahead of the holiday weekend.

Hochul said her administration has purchased 37 million at-home coronavirus tests, which New Yorkers will be able to order for free via a web portal that the state will launch in the coming days. About 5 million at-home tests will become available for delivery by New Year’s Eve, Hochul said. The remainder will be distributed early next month.

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