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Conn. Governor: State Set To Get Rapid Covid Tests

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill
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AP
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says the state will receive almost 1 million tests by the end of the year.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says the state is set to receive tens of thousands of rapid Covid-19 tests.

Lamont made the announcement on Twitter after getting word from the White House on Monday afternoon.

He says the state will receive almost 1 million tests by the end of the year.

Lamont says the tests will help Connecticut remain a leader in Coronavirus tracking and monitoring nationwide.