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41 Million At-Home SARS-CoV-2 Virus Tests Completed

April 20, 2023 • 2:55 pm CDT
U.S. CDC MMWR April 21, 2023
(Coronavirus Today)

The U.S. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) today announced that during January 2022, the program became available to all U.S. households, which could order free-to-the-user at-home test kits from the federal government.

In a probability sample of U.S. households, both awareness of the program and use of kits were high, with more than 41 million households estimated to have used kits during January–May 2022.

This MMWR concluded the long-term availability of government-supplied test kits appears to have significantly improved access to SARS-CoV-2 virus testing for racial and ethnic minorities, underscoring a critically important element of the U.S. national COVID-19 response.