In the United States want to increase the number of tests conducted on COVID 19

MOSCOW, 26 APR – RIA Novosti. The head of the National Institute of allergic and infectious diseases Anthony Fauci said that the US next week can increase the number of tests conducted for the detection COVID-19 two times, reports CNN.

According to him, now in the US is two and a half million tests in a week.

“Perhaps we should do twice more in the next few weeks, and I think we will be”, – quotes the channel of Fauci.

however, he noted that testing plays an important role, but besides him, it is necessary to monitor the isolation and contacts between people.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that the US has already spent five million tests for coronavirus.

trump’s criticism that the mass testing in the United States was established just around the end of March, when almost all States have “closed” in quarantine, and the virus has spread widely among the population. According to epidemiologists, this show and the results of the test: what a positive result give approximately 20% of the tests suggests that the tests do not cover the vast majority of cases. Sanitary authorities of the States still recommend to test people with symptoms or those who were in the hospital.

According to recent reports, confirmed by U.S. 933 050 cases 53 391 people died. USA is far ahead of the rest of the world by both measures.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.