Transcript for Coronavirus outbreak by the numbers
We reported earlier on a shortage of coded nineteen testing kits and US let's take a closer look at the testing. By the numbers as of this evening ABC news has found that at least 8800 covet nineteen tests have been administered by state labs across the country. More states are now moving to add private testing options ABC news has learned that at least. Fourteen private companies academic centers or hospitals or notify the FDA that they intend to run testing. Private foundations are also joining me after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed. Five million dollars to help the hard hit Seattle area respond to come in nineteen. Including a newly announced effort to offer at home testing kits to those who show potential symptoms. Washington State has conducted more than 3300 tests so far topping the list in the US followed by California with more than 1000 tests conducted. But in a nation of more than 329 million people the US lags far behind other nations that had outbreaks for example. South Korea conducted more than 66000. Test within a week of its first case of community transmission last month. And quickly ran dumps to test more than 101000 people a day.
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