President Trump announced several efforts by the federal government to help states increase testing capacity.
"My administration located 5,000 machines in 700 labs across all 50 states and governors have learned how to maximize these testing resources. The federal government is also supporting states with vital supplies, quick approvals of new tests, and one-on-one coaching from the team here at the White House on how to increase capacity and increase it very quickly," he said on Monday.
Trump said the administration will also provide approximately 9 million transport media to transfer swabs to labs as well as expand testing in "the most underserved communities."
"Through our partnership with the private sector, leading pharmacies and retailers are now operating over 240 testing sites across the country — and that's in addition to all the other sites that we've working. Seventy percent of these sites are located in communities with unique vulnerabilities," the President said.
"There will be more than 300 sites by the end of this week and retailers are making plans to open up hundreds and hundreds more locations within the next 30 days," he added.