New York City's Mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced earlier this week that the City will be purchasing about 100,000 kits per week from a mix of local contractors and a Carmel, Indiana-based company as the city works to identify more COVID-19 cases.
“For the first time, we’re going to have a truly reliable major supply of testing,” de Blasio said at a news conference. “The No. 1 one issue from day one has been testing.” He further added, "We’ll have 100,000 full test kits per week that New York City can rely on, 400,000 per month. And that’s just the beginning."