Nursing home testing a massive challenge for Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania would have to boost its testing numbers several times over to meet Gov. Tom Wolf’s goal of administering a weekly coronavirus test to well over 100,000 people in long-term care facilities across the state. It's a gigantic undertaking that state health officials are scrambling to make a reality in less than two weeks, and some experts are skeptical. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have struggled for months to contain the virus. Residents of long-term care homes account for roughly two-thirds of the statewide death toll of more than 4,800. Wolf insists his administration has a plan in place starting June 1 to test every employee and every patient once a week.

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