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Hogan: MD to receive 250,000 coronavirus rapid tests

September 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Maryland has signed a deal with Becton Dickinson to secure 250,000 advanced rapid antigen tests for the coronavirus. Maryland will be the first to receive the BD Veritor tests, with nine other states to follow as part of an interstate testing compact. The Rockefeller Foundation supported Maryland's purchase. Hogan said that this is the latest state of the art technology in rapid testing which will help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help states to speed up economic recovery…