Cox commits $5 million to Emory Healthcare to fight coronavirus

ATLANTA — The James M. Cox Foundation announced its commitment to provide up to $5 million to Emory Healthcare for purchasing coronavirus COVID-19 testing equipment.

The coronavirus is continuing to spread in Georgia and so far, equipment is still currently available in limited quantities. Cox and Emory are working together to purchase more equipment as it becomes available.

Cox says the goal is to have the ability to complete 3,000 tests per day.

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“Emory is invested in becoming one of the primary testing centers in Atlanta, with other Atlanta-area hospitals looking to the large healthcare system to take the lead on testing. Emory will be responsible for processing tests from surrounding hospitals in addition to its own,” according to the news release.

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