The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first rapid coronavirus test that can be taken at home and deliver results within minutes, potentially allowing people to skip long lines at testing sites as infections continue to surge nationwide.
The single-use test kit from Lucira Health, Inc. relies on nucleic acid amplification technology, which is considered more accurate than antigen tests. It will cost less than $50, according to the company’s website.
Here are some significant developments:
- Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who is 87 and third in line of succession to the presidency, revealed Tuesday that he has contracted the coronavirus.
- President Trump said Tuesday that he had “reversed the ridiculous decision” to cancel a large annual event at Arlington National Cemetery over