Hundreds of thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits are being provided to New York State by Westchester-based Regeneron free of charge as medical facilities plan to ramp up testing statewide.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, located in  Tarrytown, announced it is creating 500,000 test kits for the state, at no charge amid a national shortage of kits and swabs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that Regeneron began distributing the tests this week, and will be shipping approximately 25,000 per day as they continue ongoing deliveries. Cuomo announced that Corning will be donating 100,000 tubes and providing another 500,000 tubes to the state at a reduced cost with expedited delivery.

 

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