Catholic Health to begin using rapid-testing in Western New York

Posted at 10:24 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 17:37:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Catholic Health systems were finally approved for the to the newly FDA-approved COVID-19 tests created by Cepheid.
The Health System received 960 of the tests last Friday in the afternoon.

The hospital system is a client of the drug manufacturer.

It put in a multi-million dollar order request early weeks ago for 24,000 tests kits that it said would be a month’s worth of supplies to run 800 tests per day

In a virtual news conference held April 6, Catholic Health CEO/President Mark Sullivan said:
"It means finally Catholic Health can anticipate, act, and adjust our game plan to COVID-19."

This story is developing, more details to come…