BUFFALO, N.Y. — A strange twist to a story we first reported on Tuesday afternoon.
A source familiar with the New York State response to COVID-19 told Two On Your Side that a piece of equipment intended for Roswell Park in Buffalo instead wound up at the State Wadsworth Laboratory.
We now know that it is at Roswell. A spokesperson for the cancer hospital contacted us with the information after Two On Your Side's Steve Brown interviewed Roswell President Dr. Candace Johnson on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite having a pair of Thermo-Fischer devices designed to test for COVID-19, a limited supply is still keeping testing numbers in Western New York lower than other parts of the state.
Dr.Johsnon says one of the machines needed for testing arrived Friday and testing began on Monday.
With both machines up and running, Roswell says they can process roughly 100 tests per day.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has said hospital resources will need to be moved around the state in order to meet the greatest need. Two On Your Side reach out to Cuomo's office, but we have not heard back.