U.S. Surgeon General Says About 75,000 Coronavirus Test Kits Available

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U.S. Surgeon General Says About 75,000 Coronavirus Test Kits Available
Surgeon General Jerome Adams says more testing kits for the coronavirus outbreak will become available.
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The U.S. Surgeon General says the number of coronavirus testing kits available to the public is increasing, following reports of a testing kit shortage. 

On Sunday, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CNN's Jake Tapper that there were about 75,000 testing kits available to the public and that more would become available in the days ahead.

"By early next week, tomorrow, we should have over 2 million tests available. By the end of the week, through partnerships with private industry, over 4 million tests available," Adams said. 

President Trump signed a measure Friday that allocates $8.3 billion to address the virus outbreak, and the CDC also issued expanded testing guidelines last week. 

"No public health doctor who has asked for a test has not been able to get a test," Adams said.

Health and government officials say they anticipate the number of cases to climb in the U.S. as more people are tested. 

Contains footage from CNN.