Washington state to receive over $177M for COVID-19 testing efforts

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing $177,231,545 in extra funding to support COVID-19 testing in Washington state.

The funding from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act will provide support to develop, administer and analyze COVID-19 tests, conduct surveillance, trace contacts and more.

In total, more than $10 billion in funding is being provided by the CDC to states across the country.

States will use the funding they receive to meet the testing goals laid out in their COVID-19 testing plans, including purchasing testing supplies.

As of Monday, nearly 300,000 people in Washington have been tested for COVID-19.

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