WORLD 1 million people tested for COVID-19 in US


1 million people tested for COVID-19 in US


07:29, March 31, 2020


Health care workers see a patient in their vehicle at a COVID-19 drive thru assessment center at a Hospital in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Photo: AP)

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States has tested 1 million people in the country for the novel coronavirus.

"Today we reached a historic milestone in our war against the coronavirus. Over 1 million Americans have been tested -- more than any other country by far," Trump told a White House briefing.

Alex Azar, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said the United States is now testing 100,000 samples a day in their effort to combat the outbreak.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 160,020 as of Monday evening, with 2,953 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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