New York City will produce its own Covid-19 test kits, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today.
The city will be working with Print Parks, a local partner, that will help create swabs for the testing kits, the mayor said.
The city is on track to produce 50,000 3D-printed swabs per week, with an initial 30,000 expected by the end of this week, de Blasio said.
The testing kits are broken down into three parts, swabs, transport medium and screw tube tops, the mayor said.
Viral Transport Medium (VTM) will get the tests to hospitals as soon as possible, he said.