The U.S. chief scientific officer in the fight against coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, has considered this Saturday that the U.S. should repeat the tests performed on coronaviruses in the coming weeks.
Fauci has considered that it is possible to duplicate Covid-19 diagnostic tests, and has estimated that 1.5 to 2 million tests are performed in the US each week. “We should probably double them over the next few weeks and I think we will,” said Fauci, as reported by CNN.
“Testing is an important part, but not the only one,” said the scientist, who stressed the need for identification, isolation, and contact tracking.
In addition, he stressed the importance of not being “obsessed” with the number of tests required, even though he affirmed that the United States “needs enough tests to respond to the outbreaks that will inevitably occur”.
The United States reached 933,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 this Saturday, and reported an additional 53,449 deaths from the same cause, according to the updated balance sheet from Johns Hopkins University. The exact number of confirmed infections is 933,933, with New York being the most affected by the pandemic.