Here's How to Get Your Third Round of Free Covid Tests

May 18, 2022, 1:23 PM

The federal government now offers a third set of free Covid tests.

The U.S. Postal Service will deliver eight rapid tests to any household. Order them here.

The offer comes as Covid cases and hospitalizations rise across the country. On Wednesday, Michigan reported 29,267 new cases over the past week for a daily average of 4,181. It also reported 78 deaths for the seven-day span.

The latest state average of Covid cases is up from 3,958 a week earlier, a 5.6% rise. And with more home testing, the numbers are likely much higher. 

The New York Times reported last Friday:

  • The virus continues to spread at an alarming pace nationwide, with daily reports of new cases increasing threefold since the start of April.

  • Cases are rising in nearly every U.S. state, but the Northeast and Midwest have been especially hard hit. In much of those two regions, daily case reports are higher today than they were at the peak of last summer's Delta surge.

  • The full impact of this surge is believed to be even greater than these numbers suggest. Since many infections go uncounted in official case reports, the cases currently announced each day likely capture only a portion of the true toll.

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