US completed 3.78M COVID-19 tests - Trump

Saturday, 18. April 2020 00:32

United States President Donald Trump revealed that 3.78 million coronavirus tests have been administered in the country to date, "more than any other country in the world."

Speaking at the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing, Trump thanked Roche Holding AG and Abbott Laboratories for testing. "Nearly 660,000 Abbott IDs have been distributed, one of the most accurate tests for the virus," he said. The president also estimated that "there will be 5.5 million testing swabs sent to the states."

"We've built sufficient testing capacity to reopen" the economy, he claimed, but added that the administration will be also looking to put "safety first."

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