After US, India has done most Covid-19 tests, says White House

After the US, which has carried out a record 42 million Covid-19 tests, India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, the White House has said.

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More than 3.5 million people have tested positive with the coronavirus and 1,38,000 died in the U.S. Globally, more than 13.6 million have tested positive and 586,000 have died.

“With regard to (the coronavirus) testing, we’ve done more than 42 million tests. The second-highest in 12 million from India. We’re leading the world in testing.” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a news conference here on Thursday.

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The White House was responding to questions related to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

“We have done more than any country in the world on testing; there’s no doubt about that — 42 million tests. The country with the next highest number is India at 12 million,” Ms. McEnany said.

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This record testing, she said, is in a very stark contrast than the previous administration.

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