White House says 60M households have ordered free COVID-19 tests

Approximately 60 million U.S. households have ordered free at-home COVID-19 tests provided by the Biden administration since the website used to distribute them launched just over a week ago, the White House said Friday.

White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also told reporters Friday that “tens of millions of tests have gone out the door,” without providing an exact figure on the number of households that have already received the tests.

Each household is allotted four free COVID-19 tests from the Biden administration, meaning that 240 million tests have been ordered using COVIDTests.gov or the accompanying phone line the White House has set up. That is nearly a quarter of the tests the White House says it will make available to Americans.


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