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June 15, 2020Topeka, Kan. |  By: AP

Kansas official: State can sustain testing 2% for COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' top public health administrator says the state has reached the point of being able to test 2% of its population for the novel coronavirus each month.

Health Secretary and Dr. Lee Norman also said Thursday that the Department of Health and Environment also plans to send a mobile lab to communities to help with testing.

Gov. Laura Kelly and Dr. Lee Norman, the state's health secretary, unveiled what the health department described as the state's first formal coronavirus testing strategy. It calls for testing 60,000 people each month through the end of the year and assisting with local drive-through testing.