Conn. will use new batch of rapid COVID tests to ramp up testing in schools: Lamont

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By 1010 WINS

HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut will use some of the approximately 1 million rapid COVID-19 tests the federal government is sending to the state to ramp up testing efforts in schools, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday. 

President Donald Trump on Monday said the U.S. would distribute 150 million rapid tests to states over the next few weeks. Connecticut is set to receive around 1 million of the Abbott Laboratories tests, which take about 15 minutes to deliver results.