As Minnesota health officials work to increase testing for COVID-19, they are also trying to make it quicker and more efficient. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says they are making substantial progress but they also know some people are frustrated by long waits for results.

“If that’s your situation, that’s not good, and you’re not impressed to know that the vast majority of these tens of thousands of tests results are coming within 48 to 72 hours after getting tested.”

Malcolm says a pilot program to make at-home saliva tests kits available by mail is going well and will be another way to increase testing as they continue searching for the spread of the virus.