Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday said that US will surpass a record of 10 million coronavirus testing this week.
“This week the United States will pass 10 million tests conducted, nearly double the number of any other country. We are testing more people per capita than South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Sweden, Finland and many other countries, in some cases combined,” Trump said at White House briefing.
“Three weeks ago we were conducting roughly 150,000 tests per day. Now we are doing approximately 300,000 tests per day, a 100 per cent increase, and it will go up substantially from that number,” he added.
Trump has further given a nod to allocation of USD 11 billion to every state, territory and tribe in order to ramp up testing.