New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the massive amount of testing needed to assess the coronavirus threat remains a major challenge.
"The capacity does not exist," he said.
Private-sector companies that perform testing can produce about 60,000 tests per month, Cuomo said, which is "not enough."
Cuomo called for government and technology leaders to work together to put together a testing system within a matter of weeks.
"Figure out how to do testing. Figure out how to use technology to do tracing," he said.
However, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier today that he is working with an Indiana company to get 50,000 testing kits per week.