She was given the option to be admitted to the hospital - where testing might be more likely - but after discussing the situation with a few health care staffers, she decided it would be better to self-isolate at home. Kathy shared two new images snapped from her hospital bed as proof of the harrowing situation for her followers.
"He's lying", she wrote, in reference to the president's earlier tweet in which he stated that the USA has significantly ramped up coronavirus testing.More news: BC announces $500-per-month rental supplement, temporary halt on evictions
In the photos, Griffin is pictured with an N95 protective facial mask followed by another shot of the ward she's apparently staying in.
There, Griffin got a chest X-ray that showed clear lungs and a CT scan that revealed she had an abdominal infection. CNN notes, though, that this statistic is misleading considering the United States' population is larger than South Korea's, and "based on the available data and the population of each country, 1 in 142 South Koreans and 1 in every 786 Americans have been tested for the coronavirus".
NPR reported that the United States had surpassed South Korea in coronavirus tests, but added that the latter surpassed the U.S.in per capita testing.More news: Plenty of companies hiring during pandemic
In the tweet, the former "My Life on the D-List" star said the hospital "couldn't test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions".
According to the COVID Tracking Project, there have been 432,655 tests done in the United States as of March 26th, with 65,512 coming out positive. "Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 have developed fever and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing)".More news: Britney Spears wants people to ‘strike’ and ‘redistribute wealth’