Fitness queen Kayla Itsines, 29, reveals the typical daily diet that keeps her lean all year round

Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines has offered a look at her typical daily diet, and revealed why she doesn’t believe you should deprive yourself of any specific food group if you want to get lean fast.

The 29-year-old from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’, and so while she seeks to remain slim, she also doesn’t deprive herself of the foods she loves.

Kayla said she mainly follows a Mediterranean-style diet that is packed full of Greek foods from her heritage.

‘This means a wide variety of vegetable and fruit as snacks, and a good mix of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates in my meals,’ she wrote on her website.

Kayla said she also eats more than you might expect, because she is eating to ‘fuel’ her body for a day of workouts and training clients. 

Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines (pictured) has offered a look at her typical daily diet

Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines (pictured) has offered a look at her typical daily diet

The 29-year-old (pictured) from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto 'a little of everything in moderation' and she follows a Mediterranean diet with plenty of Greek foods

The 29-year-old (pictured) from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’ and she follows a Mediterranean diet with plenty of Greek foods

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For breakfast, Kayla said if she’s at home, she’ll often have ‘a lot of vegetables with two pieces of toast’.

This could be foods like tomatoes, capiscum, cucumber and avocado, which are all then drizzled with extra Virgin olive oil, fresh basil, dried oregano and salt and pepper.

‘I eat my toast with olive oil (yes, that’s even more olive oil – what can I say, I’m Greek!) as I prefer it to butter,’ the 29-year-old said. 

Kayla added that she is lactose intolerant and so tries to limit her intake of dairy where possible.

She’ll add a cup of Turkish coffee to her breakfast at home.

If she’s out, Kayla said she loves to order scrambled eggs with chilli with a side of chilli kale as she ‘loves’ spicy food.

She is also known to get sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes and avocado with toast and a piccolo latte with dairy-free milk.

Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is 'really simple', and her go-to dish is a tuna salad packed full of vegetables (pictured)

Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is ‘really simple’, and her go-to dish is a tuna salad packed full of vegetables (pictured)

'It's a healthy lunch you can make in under five minutes - just chop up the vegetables and basil and put them in your bowl, add tuna and dressing and you're good to go!' Kayla (pictured) said

‘It’s a healthy lunch you can make in under five minutes – just chop up the vegetables and basil and put them in your bowl, add tuna and dressing and you’re good to go!’ Kayla (pictured) said

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Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is ‘really simple’, partly because she is often in the middle of working and needs to grab something healthy but delicious as quickly as possible.

‘If I’m at home, I’ll often make a quick tuna salad,’ Kayla said.

To replicate her go-to dish, all you need is some canned tuna, brown rice, fresh basil, cucumber, tomato, capsicum and red onion.

Kayla’s dressing is olive oil, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar, salt and cracked pepper.

‘It’s a healthy lunch you can make in under five

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US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record

The U.S. recorded roughly 97,000 new coronavirus cases Friday, shattering the previous record for the highest number of new cases in a single day.



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Data from the COVID Tracking Project showed there were 97,080 new cases Friday, ushering in an alarming new milestone that comes as dozens of states across the country see spikes in infections. The figure broke the previous record of 88,521 new coronavirus cases, which had been set on Thursday.

The nationwide surge in cases comes just ahead of a winter season during which experts say the increase will be exacerbated, as social gatherings move indoors where the virus can spread more easily.

“This is the hardest point in this pandemic right now – the next two months,” Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday. “We can’t give up our guard right now.”

The rise in cases virtually confirms that the coronavirus pandemic will be a top issue in the election next week, with polls showing large swaths of voters already saying the virus outbreak is their No. 1 issue.

The most serious outbreaks are being found in crucial political battlegrounds in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, which saw more than 5,000 new cases Friday.

The president has maintained the country is “rounding the turn,” but Democrats have torn into the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, noting his dismissal of guidance from government health experts.

“President Trump’s decision to mislead the public about the severity of the crisis, his failure to listen to scientists about how to keep Americans healthy, and his refusal to implement a coordinated national plan to stop the coronavirus have all contributed to devastating results: more than 227,000 Americans dead, more than 8.8 million Americans infected, and a dangerous virus that continues to spread out of control nine months after it reached our nation’s shores,” a report from the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said Friday.

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US shatters daily coronavirus record with nearly 90,000 new infections Thursday

The US has shattered the daily coronavirus record, with almost 90,000 new infections reported on Thursday and close to 1,000 deaths, as the US approached a world-topping 9m cases and experts warned of death rates more than doubling by mid-January.



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The sobering data and scientific outlook show a pandemic veering further out of control in America even as the president and his son hammered a public message dismissing the grim realities.

According to figures from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, the US had a total of more than 8.9 million cases on Friday, and was expected to soon cross the nine million mark. So far 228,677 people have died, the most in the world by a significant margin.

The USrecorded its highest one-day total of new coronavirus infections of the pandemic, with 88,521 new cases reported on Thursday – a rise of 9,540 on the previous day. The death toll for the 24-hour period was 971.

Hospitalisations are soaring in all but 11 states, according to the Covid Tracking Project, with more than 46,000 people in hospital on Thursday and a number of state setting up overflow field hospitals and governors sending military helpers.

Donald Trump responded to the surge with a Friday morning tweet blaming case numbers on increased testing. “More Testing equals more Cases. We have best testing. Deaths WAY DOWN. Hospitals have great additional capacity! Doing much better than Europe. Therapeutics working!”



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Hospitalisations are soaring in all but 11 states, according to the Covid Tracking Project, with more than 46,000 people in hospital on Thursday.

His eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, said in an interview on Fox that deaths were “almost nothing.”

Related: Donald Trump Jr and father play down Covid deaths as daily toll nears 1,000

But experts warned that conditions are likely to worsen sharply going into winter and predicted that death rates could more than double by mid-January.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University School of Medicine said in its latest forecast that the death toll could hit 514,000 by the middle of January and added it was most likely that by that time 2,250 Americans will be dying every day from Covid-19, more than twice the current rate.

“The fall/winter surge should lead to a daily death toll that is approximately three times higher than now by mid-January. Hospital systems, particularly ICUs, are expected to be under extreme stress in December and January in 18 states,” it said.

The president continued to insist that the country is “rounding the turn”, arguing against taking stricter measures to combat the pandemic and told a campaign rally on Saturday “you don’t see death”.

“This is the hardest point in this pandemic right now – the next two months,” Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), told CNN.

But with the election just days away, cases are soaring in every competitive state. In 13 potential

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Daily Cases Hit New High; 100,000 A Day Looms

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  • Authorities reported 87,164 new coronavirus cases on Thursday
  • It is the third time in a week that the single-day high was broken
  • A CDC ensemble forecast suggests the US may see 6,000 weekly deaths before Thanksgiving

The U.S. is less than 50,000 cases away from logging 9 million coronavirus infections after officials reported more than 87,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday night. 

Authorities recorded a new single-day high of 87,164 coronavirus cases, breaking the previous record of 83,731 set six days ago. The large number came as the U.S. inches closer to recording 9 million coronavirus cases just nine months after the pandemic began. It is also the third time in a week that the single-day record was broken, NBC News reported. 

Health officials also reported 996 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 228,636, according to Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard. 

The coronavirus death toll could hit 256,000 over the next four weeks. An ensemble forecast by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also indicated that the number of new weekly deaths might even exceed 6,000 by Nov. 15. 

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the Trump-appointed former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the 100,000 new cases per day is looming, CNN reported. 

“We’ll cross 100,000 infections at some point in the next couple of weeks, probably. We might do it this week if all the states report on time,” he said. 

The alarming numbers come less than a week away from Election Day on Nov. 3. Across the nation, 41 states have reported a 10% increase in new COVID-19 cases this past week, including New York City. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio and public health officials said the city’s coronavirus seven-day average positivity rate reached 1.92%. It was the highest number reported in weeks. The one-day positivity rate also saw a spike, reaching 2.7%. 

Authorities have also reported an increase in new cases across the city. Previously, the spikes due to outbreaks in certain parts of Brooklyn and Queens, Politico reported.

Ten percent of the new cases were connected to domestic and international travel. Workplaces and indoor gatherings were also linked to the surge of coronavirus cases in New York City. 

“The growth is what worries me. And we cannot allow that number to keep growing. We’re really going to have to double down,” de Blasio said. “This is a dangerous time, and we have to take it really, really seriously.”

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U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 91,000 new infections

(Reuters) – The United States broke its single-day record for new coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting over 91,000 new cases, as hospitalizations also hit new highs in many states, according to a Reuters tally.

The spike in cases comes less a week before the presidential election on Tuesday.

Among the hardest hit by the latest COVID-19 surge are hotly contested states such as Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that will play an important role in deciding whether Republican President Donald Trump gets a second term or Democratic challenger Joe Biden becomes president.

The virus is also rapidly spreading to record levels in Europe, with France and Germany announcing nationwide lockdowns this week.

The previous one-day record for U.S. cases was 84,169 on Oct. 23. Globally, India holds the record for new cases in a single day at 97,894 infections on Sept. 17.

The White House coronavirus task force said the nation is heading in the wrong direction and warned of an “unrelenting” spread that requires aggressive action to curb new infections.

On Thursday, 12 states set one-day records for new cases: Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio and Oregon.

In addition to new infections, deaths and hospitalizations are also rising. For the third time in October, more than 1,000 people died of the virus in a single day on Thursday.

Over 229,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, the world’s highest death toll.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has risen over 50% in October to 46,000, the highest since mid-August.

(GRAPHIC: COVID-19 global tracker – here)

(GRAPHIC: Where coronavirus cases are rising and falling in the United States – here)

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Task force sees ‘unrelenting’ COVID-19 spread; daily U.S. cases up by record 91,000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House coronavirus task force warned that much of the country is in the grips of an “unrelenting” surge in COVID-19 cases and urged tough countermeasures, as the number of U.S. infections reported on Thursday hit a new daily record of more than 91,000.

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The hardest-hit regions in the West and Midwest encompass a number of battleground states expected to play a pivotal role in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election contest between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

“We are on a very difficult trajectory. We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading task force member and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said coronavirus cases were on the rise in 47 states, and patients were overwhelming hospitals across the country.

“If things do not change, if they continue on the course we’re on, there’s gonna be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalizations, and deaths,” Fauci said in a CNBC interview on Wednesday night.

The White House coronavirus task force has warned states in the middle and western parts of the country that aggressive measures will be necessary to curb the virus’ spread, according to weekly state reports seen by CNN.

“We continue to see unrelenting, broad community spread in the Midwest, Upper Midwest and West. This will require aggressive mitigation to control both the silent, asymptomatic spread and symptomatic spread,” one state’s report said.

The ominous assessment was echoed on Thursday by Dr. Ashish Jha, Brown University’s dean of public health, who told Reuters, “things are very, very bad in the United States right now.”

“We are having some of the largest breakouts that we’ve had during the entire pandemic,” he said, adding that the initial waves of infections last spring were more localized.

“And nine, 10 months into this pandemic, we are still largely not quite prepared.”

At least a dozen states – Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio and Oregon – reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally.

Seventeen states reported a record number of hospitalizations, a metric that has soared across the country and is independent of how much testing is being done.

Nationally, health authorities on Thursday confirmed 91,248 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase in cases reported to date, according to a Reuters tally. The previous 24-hour record tally was 84,169 cases, set just last Friday.

The number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 stood at

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Daily new cases reached a all-time high on Thursday with more than 83,700 cases

There have been 83,757 Covid-19 cases reported in the United States as of Thursday evening, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the most new cases in a single day since the pandemic began.



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The previous high was just six days ago, when there were 83,731 new cases reported.

The staggering total comes as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States nears 9 million in the first nine months of the health crisis.

Across the country, 41 states had at least 10% more new Covid-19 cases this past week compared to the previous week, according to data from Johns Hopkins. No states saw a decline of cases that was 10% or more.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said he believes 100,000 new cases per day in the US is imminent.

“We’ll cross 100,000 infections at some point in the next couple of weeks, probably. We might do it this week, if all the states report on time,” Gottlieb said.

Gottlieb, who was appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the FDA in 2017, said this surge is due to the public’s behavior and lack of caution.

“The reality is that I think we’re not going to start to see a slowdown in the pandemic until you see consumer behavior change, and until you see mobility data start to decline,” he said.

“That’s been the lesson of the past surges in the virus.”

Deaths from the virus are also on the rise and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast the death toll from Covid-19 could rise to as high as 256,000 just before Thanksgiving.

The ensemble forecast, published by the CDC Thursday, projects the best-case scenario is 243,000 deaths — and the worst-case is 256,000 deaths — by November 21.

At least 228,143 people have already died from Covid-19 in the United States, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

There have been 8.94 million cases reported, the university says.

States continue to see Covid-19 cases at all-time highs

These days, many Covid-19 high marks are short-lived as states grapple with skyrocketing infections and hospitalizations.

For the second time in five days, Ohio set a new high for most new Covid-19 cases in one day — 3,590, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.

Ohio also saw its third-highest day of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

“The virus is raging throughout the state, and there is no place to hide,” DeWine said.

“We must face this virus head-on with the tools that we know can beat this virus back: masks, social distancing, washing hands frequently, and good ventilation when

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Daily coronavirus caseload surpasses 2,000 in D.C. region again, as infection rates continue to rise

A national spike in coronavirus infections continued to make its presence felt Thursday in the greater Washington region, which recorded its ninth-highest number of new cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

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The 2,492 new infections in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. lifted the seven-day rolling average of daily cases above 2,000 for the first time since early August. Local leaders say the spike is halting any possibility of lifting more pandemic-related restrictions anytime soon.

The seven-day average of new infections across the region stands at 2,003 cases, the highest since it reached 2,007 cases Aug. 8. It comes as each jurisdiction has seen a rise in infections this month that health experts attribute to colder weather, family gatherings and pandemic fatigue.

In Maryland, Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) said Thursday that the county will stay in the second phase of reopening, citing an uptick in the number of new cases and increases in the county’s test positivity and infection rates.

The suburb, which has reported the most coronavirus cases in Maryland, reported 852 new infections from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24 — the most in a week since the beginning of August, Alsobrooks said.

[D.C. region hits 11-week high in coronavirus infections but avoids spikes seen elsewhere]

The county’s weekly test positivity rate ticked up from 3.9 percent a week earlier to 4.3 percent last week, while the rate of infection — measuring the number of people, on average, infected by someone with the virus — ticked up to 1.07.

“These increases are not unique to us,” she said. “We will continue to do everything we can to keep Prince Georgians safe.”

Alsobrooks urged residents not to let their guard down during the holiday season and to avoid large gatherings at Halloween — including trick-or-treating — and Thanksgiving, warning that contact tracing has found that many new cases originate from family gatherings.

“This is a holiday season like no other,” she said. “These large holiday gatherings with people outside your household are just dangerous.”

County Health Officer Ernest L. Carter said he is concerned about the numbers, adding that officials are “bracing” for another potential spike in cases.

Maryland’s seven-day average of new infections Thursday jumped to 773 cases — the state’s highest since Aug. 7 — while the 962 new cases was the most in a single day since Aug. 1. D.C.’s average rose to 76 new cases — the highest since Aug. 14 — while the 101 new cases was the most in a day since Oct. 6.

[D.C. region’s coronavirus caseload hits two-month high; officials say small gatherings are fueling rise]

Virginia’s daily average Thursday approached a record.

The state’s seven-day average stood at 1,154 cases, which is 44 cases short of a record set Aug. 8. The 1,429 new cases reported Thursday was the sixth-highest in a single day in Virginia since the start of the pandemic.

More than 30 percent of Virginia’s cases in recent days

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England’s daily death toll could reach 422

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Coronavirus cases are on the rise throughout England, despite the wearing of face coverings being enforced in many enclosed public spaces. (Posed by models, Getty Images)

England’s coronavirus death toll could reach up to 422 on 5 November, a report has suggested.

Nations throughout Europe are in a dreaded second wave of the infection, prompting French president Emmanuel Macron to announce a second national lockdown until at least the end of November.

The UK government is resisting the extreme measure, despite Imperial College London scientists estimating nearly 100,000 people are catching the coronavirus every day in England alone.

The number of new daily cases is somewhat muddled, however, with a team from the University of Cambridge reporting 55,600 new infections are likely occurring a day in England.

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With hospitalisations and deaths inevitably following a surge in cases, the Cambridge scientists predict between 237 and 422 people will die with the coronavirus on 5 November, just one week away.

On 28 October, 24,701 people tested positive for the infection in the UK, with 310 patients dying within 28 days of a swab.

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Tens of thousands of new infections are being confirmed every day, however, people without symptoms may not know to get tested. (Posed by a model, Getty Images)

The number of new coronavirus cases cannot be determined with absolute certainty.

Some patients do not develop the infection’s tell-tale fever, cough or loss of taste or smell, and therefore do not know to get swabbed.

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This is particularly true among young people and children, who may unwittingly spread the infection, not knowing to isolate.

Delays to test results may also mean people who could have been exposed to the coronavirus continue to mix with others.

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To better understand England’s daily rate of new infections, the Cambridge scientists analysed a range of data sources, including Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics.

Writing in the report COVID-19: Nowcast And Forecast, the team found the North West and North East are likely the worst affected regions, with a predicted 17,600 new infections a day. Yorkshire comes in second, with an estimated 14,800 new cases every 24 hours.

“Note a substantial proportion of these daily infections will be asymptomatic,” wrote the scientists.

The virus’ reproduction number, or R, is said to be above one across the country. The scientists predict this with “100% probability” in all regions apart from London.

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The R number is the number of people a coronavirus patient is expected to pass the virus on to. When R is above one, an outbreak grows.

The scientists predicted R exceeds one in London with 67% probability. The capital city has the highest “attack rate”, however, defined as the proportion of people who have ever been infected, at

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The US had more daily Covid-19 cases in the past week than ever before. And no, it’s not just due to more testing

Another day, another dreadful record broken in the Covid-19 pandemic.



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This time, the seven-day average of daily new cases reached an all-time high of 68,767 on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The previous record of 67,293 was set July 22.

“Unfortunately, I think the statement about ‘new record’ is going to be repeated over and over again in the days and weeks to come,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

“I expect that those numbers will continue to climb. Hospitalizations are going to continue to climb.”

The abysmal week was marked by the two worst days of daily new cases reported since the pandemic began. More than 83,000 new cases were reported both Friday and Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins.

To be clear: This surge reflects an onslaught of new infections — not just increased testing, contrary to what skeptics claim.

“You know why we have cases? Because we test so much,” President Donald Trump claimed at a rally Saturday in North Carolina. “And in many ways, it’s good. And in many ways, it’s foolish.”

But the seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases has soared 23% in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins data. The seven-day average of new tests performed has risen only 2.87% over the past week, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

And we are long past the point of just urban, heavily populated areas being the only places hit hard. South Dakota’s test positivity rate is 23%, the state’s health department said Monday. That means of every 100 people tested, 23 have been infected. The World Health Organization in May advised governments not to reopen until test positivity rates were 5% or lower for at least 14 days.

States to receive 36.7 million rapid tests

The federal government is shipping 36.7 million rapid Covid-19 tests, and states should be receiving them by the end of the week, the US Department of Health and Human Services told CNN Monday.

The tests are intended to help states with reopening, according to an HHS news release.

“To protect seniors and to facilitate the continued re-opening of schools, businesses and the economy, the Trump Administration prioritized scaling-up our state and national point of care testing capacity,” Adm. Dr. Brett Giroir, the department’s assistant secretary for health, said in a news release Sunday.

President Donald Trump last month announced a plan to send 150 million BinaxNOW Covid-19 tests nationally. HHS on Monday confirmed that this week’s shipments are part of that total.

“Combining personal responsibility with smart, targeted testing is a proven formula to prevent outbreaks — but we cannot ‘test our

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