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Indian Health Service set to get 15-minute tests as numbers continue to rise


The Seattle Indian Health Board opened COVID-19 testing with its partners at Chief Seattle Club April 2. (Photo via Facebook)

WASHINGTON - According to Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House, Indian Health Service will receive additional COVID-19 tests.

"So what we're seeing finally is testing improving, more testing being done," said Birx said. "Still a high level of negative in states without hotspots, allowing them to do more of this surveillance and containment, and then prioritizing this new rapid test kit to those areas that may not have the same amount of access to the Indian Health Services, and to the public health institutions and the public health in state labs, so that they can use that and start forward leaning into surveillance."


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