USA in the near future I plan to make 5 million tests for coronavirus daily, said April 28 at a briefing in Washington, the President, Donald trump. Briefing video the White house published on YouTube.
“We’re going to get close [to it] pretty soon. If you look at the numbers, you’ll see that we’re very close,” said trump, responding to a journalist’s question.
On data project Tracking Covid, now in the U.S. spend about 220 thousand tests per day. Plan tests released by the White house this week, suggests an increase in the number of tests to about 260 thousand per day until the end of may, noted the publication of the Vox. In the Harvard study saidthat lifting the quarantine, the United States needs to spend at least 5 million tests per day by the beginning of June and 2 million a day by the end of July.
After the briefing, assistant health Minister Admiral Brett Giroir told Timethat spending 5 million tests impossible. According to him, “on this or any other planet absolutely no way to make 20 million tests per day or even 5 million.” He stressed that he believes the rating at Harvard University is unfounded.
Speaking to reporters the next day, April 29, trump denied that he was talking about 5 million tests per day, told television channel CNBC. “Someone came out with a study about the 5 million do I Think we will [to do so]? I think that we will, but I never said that,” said trump.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States there were approximately 5.8 million tests for coronavirus, reported on the website Covid Tracking. By the end of may, according to Giroir, America want to increase the number of tests to 8 million
Trump also commented on the increase in the number of infected with the coronavirus in the United States. On 28 April, the number of infected Americans has exceeded 1 million.
“In the end, it [number of cases] will fall to zero. You have to understand, when we are talking about the cases [of the disease], we do more testing than anyone else. We conduct more tests than any other country in the world,” he said.
The BBC noted that the US indeed had more tests than in any other country, but in America, a much larger population (about 328 million people) in comparison with other victims of the coronavirus countries. According to estimates, the air force, the US carried out a test on 60 people, while in Italy , one test in 35, and in Spain – about 45.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, United States ranks first in the world in the number of infected and dead from COVID-19 (1.03 million and 60.3 per thousand, respectively). In the world of coronavirus confirmed in 3.1 million people died of 225.9 thousand