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Gov. Baker tours Quest Diagnostics in Marlborough

Gov. Baker tours Quest Diagnostics in Marlborough

TELEGRAM – An “enormous increase” of coronavirus testing in the state is expected in the coming days, said Gov. Charlie Baker.

“We believe that over the course of the next several days and weeks there will be an enormous increase in the amount of testing that takes place on a daily basis here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” Baker said at a press conference after a tour of Quest Diagnostics headquarters in Marlboro. “It can’t happen fast enough.”

Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders anticipates the state will have the ability to conduct 3,500 tests per day beginning early next week. Those tests are being done at the state lab and commercial labs, she said.

“Our goal is to have as much testing capacity as possible,” she said.

Read the full article by Jeffery Malachowski here.

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