Sep 16, 2020
U.S. could have capacity of 3 million COVID-19 tests per day, HHS official says
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BY MANAS MISHRA AND CARL O’DONNELLpanel on Wednesday.
Half of the three million tests would be rapid point-of-care tests, said Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The average turnaround time for lab-based tests was now about 1.5 days on average, Giroir told the U.S. Senate panel.
Officials also stressed that coronavirus vaccines would not be immediately available to the broader public after regulatory clearance.
It would take around 6 to 9 months for enough people to be vaccinated for effective immunization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said.
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COVID-19: Five States Added To NY/NJ/CT Quarantine List
The new states added on Tuesday, Sept. 22 are Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming.
No states or territories have been removed.
The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
Those who have traveled to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, are required to quarantine for 14 days.
The full, updated travel advisory list of 33 states and two territories are as follows:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
The first quarantine order was issued on June 25.