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Sept. 18, 2020Lawrence |  By: AP

Plan calls for more testing of people without virus symptoms

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - 
Kansas officials are considering spending $50 million to dramatically ramp up testing of people who aren't showing obvious signs of the coronavirus.

KCUR reports that a state task force this week backed Kansas Health Secretary Lee Norman's recommendation to use the federal stimulus money on testing at schools, workplaces and other sites.

The goal is to catch coronavirus in people who haven't even realized they're carrying it. Some of the testing would be done at Wichita State University, where a new not-for-profit lab is gearing up to churn out hundreds of thousands of tests by the end of the year.