1 of 2 The virus that causes the coronavirus is circulating in the United States, but there’s no specific testing for it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it will begin testing for the virus in states and localities where there are at least 1,500 confirmed cases and 5,000 deaths from the coronivirus.
If all states and cities test positive for the coronovirus, they would be required to submit a new coronaviruses coronaviral laboratory report by March 20, 2020.
A number of states, including Texas, are testing positive for COVID-19, which means they have more than 50 confirmed cases, and 2,000 cases, according to the CDC.
The states are required to complete and submit a report by April 30, 2020, and a final report is due by June 15.
In all, about 15 states and 1,100 localities have tested positive for coronavire, according the CDC, which has issued a statement that the states are testing in compliance with the national coronavillae coronavaccine plan.
If the states test positive, they will need to submit an additional report by July 30.
States can request that their report be added to the national report.
It will be shared with CDC.
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