An additional eight at-home tests are available for free this time around.
- The government website for people to request free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S.
- government is now accepting a third round of orders.
- The announcement comes as coronavirus cases are rising again in some areas of the country.
- President Joe Biden committed in January to making 1 billion tests available to the public free of charge, including 500 million available through covidtests.gov.
- Just 350 million of the amount available for ordering online have been shipped to date to addresses across the continental U.K., its territories and overseas military bases, the White House said.
- The third round brings to 16 the total number of free tests.