1 million people tested for COVID-19 in U.S.

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-31 06:51:06|Editor: Liu
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WASHINGTON, March 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States has tested 1 million people in the country for the novel coronavirus.

"Today we reached a historic milestone in our war against the coronavirus. Over 1 million Americans have been tested -- more than any other country by far," Trump told a White House briefing.

Alex Azar, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said the United States is now testing 100,000 samples a day in their effort to combat the outbreak.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 160,020 as of Monday evening, with 2,953 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.