March 12, 2020 / 11:38 AM / 4 months ago

Pence says thousands more U.S. coronavirus cases expected

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said thousands more coronavirus cases are expected in the United States, and officials are seeking to ramp up testing.

He gave no details on how such screening would be expanded.

Pence, in an interview on NBC's "Today" program, said commercial laboratories including Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Quest Diagnostics Inc would be key in expanding testing in all 50 U.S. states. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert)

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