USA Surpasses 410 Million COVID-19 Tests Completed
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 409,980,530 diagnostic tests, excluding antibody and antigen tests, have been performed to confirm SARS-CoV-2 virus infections in the USA as of April 29, 2021.
Data compiled by Statista on April 20, 2021, indicates the USA leads all other counties in COVID-19 tests processed, followed by India (270m) and China (160m).
As of April 27, 2021, the U.S. FDA had authorized 369 coronavirus diagnostic tests, including 270 molecular tests, 76 antibody tests, and 23 antigen tests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, 49 molecular authorizations can be used with home-collected samples. There is one molecular prescription at-home test, two antigen prescription at-home tests, four OTC at-home antigen tests, and two OTC molecular tests.
This FDA webpage provides information regarding the impact of viral mutations on COVID-19 tests.