Coronavirus Testing Is Starting to Get Better–But It Has a Long Way to Go

March 13, 2020

(STAT News) – Friday morning a ray of light cracked through the ominous cloud of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus: The Swiss health care giant Roche introduced a new test for the virus that could be run more efficiently and with less manpower than existing diagnostics, potentially doubling the capacity in the U.S. to detect the virus.