Massachusetts distributing 2 million free COVID-19 tests

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is distributing more than two million free COVID-19 tests to more than 100 cities and towns in an effort to curb the spread of the virus ahead of the holidays.

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that 2.1 million over-the-counter, at-home rapid antigen tests will be delivered to 102 towns with the highest percentage of families below the poverty level.

Those communities account for nearly 3.7 million Massachusetts residents.

The tests will be available for distribution by each municipality, and can be completed in 15 minutes without the need to send a sample to a laboratory.