CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia announced Wednesday that their physicians have developed their own COVID-19 test.
The University of Virginia health system is currently conducting about 20 tests per day, but hope to have the number up to 80 by the weekend.
UVA has also reported that a student who lives off grounds has tested positive for coronavirus, the third positive test by the university.
The development comes as Virginia and the rest of the nation face a shortage of supplies that have limited who can get tested.
For now, UVA expects to have capacity for testing at its hospital and clinics, but the university said it's working to “ramp up to support broader community testing.”