About a week and a half ago the Governor said the state would be testing 10,000 people a day for COVID-19. That number has stalled at 6,000 a day and JB Pritzker says the buck stops with him.
He says the problem has been a slower than expected roll-out of robots at state labs to help run more tests each day and a lack of access to Abbott Labs 15-minute test. Pritzker says they are working hard to get the robots to properly load testing materials in machines and although he was promised access to Abbott’s tests… those items were scooped up by the Federal Government and then reapportioned.
Pritzker said he had an agreement to get 88,000 tests a month from Abbott before the fed’s redirected the test to private labs.