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The United States does not have enough testing kits for testing Coronavirus.

Statement by Mike Pence and an article by The Atlantic confirms that the U.S. does not have an adequate number of testing kits for Coronavirus.

Statement by Mike Pence and an article by The Atlantic confirms that the U.S. does not have an adequate number of testing kits for Coronavirus.The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) claims that it is no longer reporting the number of persons under investigation(PUIs) that had been tested as well as PUIs that have been tested negative as the states are testing and reporting their results. As of the morning of March 15, 84 state and local public health laboratories in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have successfully verified COVID-19 diagnostic tests and are offering to test.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to a 3M plant that makes protective masks in Minnesota told that the United States does not yet have enough coronavirus tests to meet the anticipated demand from the American public.

The Atlantic reported that U.S. administration officials have stated that they have sent millions of testing kits to state labs and hospitals, but a majority of Americans still cannot get tested, as interviews with doctors, patients, and dozens of state public-health officials reveal. An ongoing investigation co-led by The Atlantic gives that 16,471 people have been tested for the coronavirus in the United States so far.

It proves that the U.S. does not have enough test-kits to meet the immediate demands of people in case of mass infections.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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