Kansas secures access to more test kits, but availability is still restricted to a few priority groups

A lab worker in Pennsylvania running a batch of samples through testing for COVID-19. Kansas secured access to more kits over the weekend, but still has a limited supply. Photo used under a Creative Commons license.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman said Monday that the state received a shipment of 500 coronavirus testing kits over the weekend. Additionally, the state has secured access to about 200 kits from research facilities at colleges and universities across the state.