White House will double COVID-19 tests for schools By Reuters

White House will double COVID-19 tests for schools By Reuters
White House will double COVID-19 tests for schools © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Sonia Vasquez, 39, and her daughter Angelique Sepulveda, 4, leave a back-to-school clinic for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, vaccines, and free backpacks in South Gate, Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nich

By Nandita Bose

(Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a new set of measures to keep classes open, including doubling COVID-19 testing capacity in schools with 10 million more tests, as the Omicron variant spreads rapidly through the United States https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-reports-least-11-mln-covid-cases-day-shattering-global-record-2022-01-11.

The United States reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-reports-least-11-mln-covid-cases-day-shattering-global-record-2022-01-11, shattering the global record for daily cases in any one country. Omicron is now estimated to account for 98.3% of total new cases circulating in the country, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) says.

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