Only three US states can test for coronavirus, says public lab group


A girl wears a masks in Chinatown pursuing the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 30, 2020.

Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters

California, Nebraska and Illinois are the only U.S. states that can currently check for coronavirus, the Affiliation of Public Wellness Laboratories (APHL) told Reuters on Friday.

The U.S. Facilities for Disease Regulate and Avoidance (CDC) very last 7 days mentioned some of the screening kits sent to U.S. states and at minimum 30 nations produced “inconclusive” final results because of to a flawed ingredient and the CDC prepared to mail substitution elements to make the kits perform. 

The CDC has established up surge tests capacity until eventually new testing kits turn out to be offered, reported Scott Becker, the government director of APHL, which signifies public overall health laboratories in the United States.



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