MONDAY, May 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Demand for coronavirus tests surged in Los Angeles after it was announced that anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms could get tested as often as they want.
After Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent announcement, people rushed to use a website to book a test, the Associated Press reported.
But even with that increased demand, the city has such a large supply of tests that thousands still go unused each week, according to figures from the mayor’s office.
Los Angeles County is the epicenter of the virus outbreak in California, which is using expanded testing as the cornerstone of its plan to loosen its stay-at-home order, the AP reported.
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