ATLANTA, Ga. — As President Donald Trump released a video update addressing his COVID-19 diagnosis, Georgia is ready to receive nearly a quarter million rapid COVID-19 tests.
Channel 2′s Audrey Washington took a closer look at what this means for any Georgian in need of a test.
After the White House revealed the President tested positive for COVID-19 this week, Trump addressed his Twitter followers from Walter Reed Medical Center.
“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now,” Trump said in a video released Saturday night. “But this is something that has happened, and it has happened to millions of people across the world. I’ll be back. I think I’ll be back soon.”
Reports have revealed the President received oxygen and experienced shortness of breath.
With COVID-19 cases still on the rise in the U.S. and in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp announced the state would receive 200,000 rapid COVID-19 tests every week until the end of the year.
“The whole rapid test, having 200,000 of those a week, is a game-changer because you can really move the needle very quickly on that,” Kemp said.
The tests are among 150,000,000 being shipped nationwide by the end of January. About 50,000,000 will go to the nation’s hardest hit communities.
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