WORLD Americans struggle to get tested as COVID-19 cases surge: CNN

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Americans struggle to get tested as COVID-19 cases surge: CNN

China Daily

06:42, December 24, 2021

A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test site operated at Park Hills Community Church during the holiday season as the Omicron variant threatens to increase case numbers in View Park, California, US, December 22, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

WASHINGTON - With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States, finding a test is a struggle right now in the country as Omicron and the Christmas holiday collide, the Cable News Network (CNN) reported Thursday.

The Omicron variant has become the dominant strain in the United States, leading to a slew of new measures to combat the spread, according to CNN.

In the meantime, "with millions traveling or planning to join large family gatherings," many Americans are in a rush to get tested, it said.

Long queues were seen in New York City, Boston and Miami, and in Delaware, a hospital has been running over its full capacity, "often reaching 110 percent to 115 percent," CNN quoted the ChristianaCare Hospital's president Sharon Kurfuerst as saying.

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