April 15, 2020

Now 12 weeks after the first case on United States soil of COVID-19 on Jan. 21, 2020, access to testing remains a challenge. South Korea and the United States reported their first cases on the same day; 6 weeks later, testing in South Korea was 1,900 per million residents versus 6 per million in the U.S. The result has been two-fold: individuals with COVID-19 are unknowingly transmitting infection to others and public health efforts at mitigation have been hampered by lack of reliable data.

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