Walgreens expanding its COVID-19 testing in Arizona, six other states

Posted at 9:19 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:19:00-04

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said it's expanding its drive-thru testing for coronavirus to 15 locations in seven states, including Arizona.

The Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmacy company said the seven states are Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

The Walgreens testing will use a device developed by Abbott Laboratories, the Abbott Park, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company, which can render positive results for the coronavirus in five minutes.

Abbott said its molecular point-of-care test for novel coronavirus is the fastest test available and can deliver negative results in 13 minutes.

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