States to get virus testing kits as White House urges calm - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Federal health officials said Friday they are aiming to get coronavirus testing up and running in every state, This is Money reported.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said two more people in the US tested positive for the virus out of the group of quarantined passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, bringing the national total to 62.

  • Nancy Messonier, the CDC's chief of respiratory diseases, said the goal is to have every state capable of testing for the virus by the end of next week.

  • According to Messonnier, a three-step test kit from CDC is being replaced with a two-step process that should work better.

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