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Nevada Gets Parts Of Coronavirus Test Kits But More Needed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada has received some parts from the federal government to make more test kits for the coronavirus but the state does not have anywhere near the supplies needed to test widely.

Amid a nationwide shorting of test kits for the coronavirus, the U.S. government has told Nevada its three pending requests for more kits are on an "indefinite backlog."

Sisolak says the U.S. government sent Nevada 3,000 kits of the chemicals needed and 4,000 swabs, which the state is using to quickly assemble test kits but more is needed.