New rapid COVID-19 test could help NJ track second wave of pandemic

NJ one of five states chosen to pilot test, which reportedly is 99% accurate and yields results in 20 minutes

More than a dozen COVID-19 cases and one hospitalization are being linked to an outbreak among workers at the Salem County Board of Elections. Contact tracing is underway, in addition to extended testing. It’s one system the state successfully ramped up since the spring.

Health experts predict it should prevent the need for another widespread lockdown — along with the help of a new COVID-19 test called CUE that is reportedly 99% accurate and yields results in less than 20 minutes. New Jersey is one of five states recently chosen to pilot test before it hits the rest of the country. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.