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Florida to provide at-home COVID test kits to senior facilities

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WEST PALM BEACH — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an initiative to increase access to at-home COVID testing, delivering about a million self-administered units, first to nursing homes and then to senior centers.

“If you’re young and healthy, you don’t need to be running out and getting tested every day,” he said at a news conference at the Rehabilitation Center of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach on Thursday.. “People who are testing that have high-value, that’s where we want to focus.”

Most of the cases in Florida are omicron, but delta is still more serious, he said. “This variant is spreading much faster than other variants, but is less lethal.”

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