There are approximately 18,000 units throughout the United States that can run these test kits and Abbot announced that they will begin sending out 50,000 test kits per day beginning April 1st!
The company is deploying 150,000 laboratory tests immediately. Tests already have been sent to hospital and academic medical center labs in 18 states including Illinois, California, New York, Massachusetts and Washington. Abbott is scaling up production at its U.S. manufacturing location to reach capacity for one million tests per week.
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When the US is able to test at-will, our ability to manage our public health initiatives will become exceedingly more effective. This is because our data about the corona pandemic will be reliable.