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Latta Statement on Nation Surpassing 30 Million COVID-19 Tests

Bowling Green, OH, June 29, 2020 | Rebecca Card (202.225.6405)

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement highlighting recent news that within the United States, over 30 million COVID-19 tests have been performed around the country, with more than 28.4 million of those tests resulting in negative results:

“During an Energy and Commerce hearing in Washington last week, leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all shared their efforts to increase coronavirus testing across the country so that more Americans can get tested. Over 500,000 tests are being performed a day in the United States, and I am encouraged that we are administering more tests here than anywhere else in the world.

“When more people get tested for the coronavirus, we are better able to discern the best possible ways to safely get Americans back to work. Squashing this pandemic is an all-hands-on-deck effort, and I will continue to do my part on behalf of all residents of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District to keep Americans safe and support policies in the House of Representatives that will get our economy rolling again.”

Get up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing online here.  


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