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OR Getting Over 1M Rapid-Response COVID-19 Tests

(Juneau, AK)  --  Oregon is getting more than one-million rapid-response coronavirus tests from the federal government.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday it's sending one-million-270-thousand Abbot BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests to Oregon.  The department says the shipment is intended to help "facilitate the continued re-opening of Oregon schools, businesses and economy."  Officials say the rapid response tests can diagnose COVID-19 within 15 minutes.

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