Courtesy: OC Health Care Agency

Courtesy: OC Health Care Agency

Orange County is expanding an at-home testing initiative that recently launched in the region’s hardest-hit cities.

Last month, the county made free at-home COVID-19 test kits available to residents in Santa Ana and Anaheim, the two hardest-hit cities in the county.

The rollout started with about 12,000 saliva-based tests, and a newly-launched second phase will expand that to 500,000 test kits available to all residents.

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The kits, made by Ambry Genetics, will be available by the end of the year.

Residents can order the free kits on the county’s coronavirus testing information page.

More than 1.6 million tests have been conducted in the county as of Thursday; positive test rates are currently averaging 10.6%.

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