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Government’s website offers free COVID-19 tests



On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared that households can now receive an additional four complimentary COVID-19 tests that can be taken at home.

The tests will be sent straight to households and can be ordered via a government website. According to HHS, the new tests will begin to be shipped the week of November 27.

This autumn, homes are qualified for complimentary COVID-19 tests for the second time. The Biden administration reopened on September 25 and is now offering four free COVID-19 tests to households. After $600 million was set aside to produce the tests, there was a relaunch.

Two hundred million COVID-19 tests would be produced with the $600 million.

Up to eight free at-home COVID-19 tests are available to households that haven’t ordered any since September.

At the height of the omicron variant, in January 2022, was first launched. During the initial launch, around 40 million households requested free samples.

The at-home tests don’t need to be dropped off at the lab and typically yield findings in 30 minutes.

After experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste, officials advise taking an at-home COVID-19 test. Additionally, they advise testing five days following close interaction with a person who has COVID-19.

For the week of November 11, 16,239 hospital admissions were recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is more than three and a half years after COVID-19 started to spread across the country.




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