The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today said the rollout of COVID-19 diagnostic test kits to states is going slower than expected because of a problem with one of the reagents, and that 195 people from the first group of Wuhan evacuees have completed their quarantine period with no illnesses reported.

Also, the CDC provided an update on a testing problem that occurred with the nation’s 13th patient, whose illness from the novel coronavirus was announced yesterday by California health officials.

Reagent snag with test kits

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