US sets record of COVID-19 tests conducted in 1 day, but still falls short of what’s needed to control pandemic

The U.S. just recently set a record of COVID-19 tests completed in a single day, but that number is still far lower than what experts state is required to get the pandemic under control, The Hill reported..

On Sept. 19, the U.S. performed 1,061,411 COVID-19 tests, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Experts say the U.S. needs to perform 6 million to 10 million tests daily to get control of outbreaks across the nation, The Hill reported..

Maia Anderson –
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

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Single-day testing has actually reduced in current weeks. In the week ending Sept. 13, the U.S. evaluated an average of 650,000 people each day. In July, the average number of everyday tests was more than 800,000..