The US has tested a million people for coronavirus

The US has tested a total of 1 million people for the coronavirus, currently checking up to 100,000 people daily, said US Health Secretary Alex Azar.

“We are currently testing 100,000 people daily,” Azar said at a White House news conference.

According to him, the US is currently testing more than any country in the world, and the total number of people tested is also higher than anywhere else. Also, 20 different tests are already available in the United States to determine the coronavirus, Azar said.

At the initial stage of the epidemic, US authorities were criticized for insufficient testing. Until about 10 days ago, the number of tests per day was about 1 thousand.

In the US, there are already more than 155 thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus, more than 2.8 thousand people have died.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
Function: Editor