The Illinois Department of Public Health wants more COVID-19 testing kits from the CDC. But help might not be coming anytime soon. The Trump Administration had promised to have a million test kits ready to go out by the end of the week. Now reports are the number of new kits being sent out won’t be anywhere near the million number mark. IDPH’s Dr. Ngozi Ezike says she was just in Washington DC asking for more kits, and until they get here only a select few people will be tested.
Lawmakers in DC are saying getting the bulk of testing kits out to public health departments may take a few more days or even weeks.