COVID-19 tests rise as people prepare for Thanksgiving travel

The number of coronavirus tests administered each day has increased by nearly 500,000 in the past month, spurred, in part, recently, by people preparing for holiday travel, despite pleas from federal health officials to stay home.

The week-long average number of coronavirus tests performed daily jumped from just more than 1.1 million to more than 1.6 million on average in the past seven days, according to COVID Tracking Project data.

Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., require incoming travelers from states with especially high test positivity rates to produce proof that they have tested negative for the coronavirus. New York, for instance, Read more…

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