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We know the mortality rate in under-25 from the CDC data is less than 0.1 %, and so that has been holding, but until we know how many have been infected, we have no evidence that there is significant mortality in children without coexisting diseases. And that's what we're looking for right now, is to really make sure we've overturned every rock and understand that in deep detail.
We have gone from about 1,000 tests a day to now over 500,000 tests a day in less than three months, but still we need innovation in testing and I think it's more than just more platforms and more tests, if you look around the globe, the way people are doing a million tests or 10 million tests is they're doing pooling.
Memorial Day weekend's very important to maintain that six feet distance and very important to have your mask with you in case that six feet distance can not be maintained, we are asking continuously for you all to be outside, to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend ; to play golf ; to hike as Dr.( Anthony) Fauci said ; to play tennis with marked balls -- and to be out with your families that you have been in the household with ; and even consider sharing socially distanced space as long as you have utensils that belong to individuals and that maybe can be thrown out immediately.
Certainly people that have significant co-morbidities, President Donald Trump want them protected. I know those houses of worship want to protect them, so really ensuring that -- maybe they can't go this week if there's high number of Covid cases. Maybe they wait another week, but there is a way to social distance like Deborah Birx are here.
We are asking continuously for you all to be outside, to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend ; to play golf ; to hike as Dr.( Anthony) Fauci said ; to play tennis with marked balls -- and to be out with your families that you have been in the household with ; and even consider sharing socially distanced space as long as you have utensils that belong to individuals and that maybe can be thrown out immediately.
I think each one of the leaders in the faith community should be in touch with their local health department so they can communicate to their congregants. Certainly, people that have significant comorbidities, we want them protected. I know those houses of worship want to protect them, maybe they can't go this week if there's high numbers of Covid cases. Maybe they wait another week. But there is a way to social distance... in places of worship.
For every lab, though, they're now -- they now have six or seven platforms that they have to integrate and utilize. And labs are learning now how to bring all of those platforms up to hopefully double and increase our testing ability across the country, and to really align the needs, there's capacity, that tests are not being run. And I think ensuring that they have the swabs, ensuring that they have the tubes to transport the swabs in, and then ensuring that all the laboratory platforms are up and running, and that's the information we gave to the governors.
The president wanted everyone to know where this virus is so that people would be aware if they were gonna travel to that area, that that area had a very significant amount of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, and so its really to make Americans aware about traveling to New York, but also make it clear to the people who are in that area to protect them selves following the guidelines, to really stay home and really hunker down, stay at home and really follow the washing of your hands and not touching your face.
The question is really can we be laser focused rather than generic across the country? in other words, can we use our data in a laser-focused granular way to really look at what's happening on the ground and adjust our public health messages based on what is actually needed by the number of cases and the work that we're doing with the communities.
That doesn't mean that Fox News will show promise in Americans, fox News showed promise in the test tubes. We are very interested in making sure we have eliminated red tape to make the drug available through their physicians, and study it at the same time. At the same time, we are doing clinical trials on other products we think also will show promise.
There are concerning reports coming out of France and Italy about some young people getting seriously ill and very seriously ill in the ICUs, we think part of this may be that people heeded the early data coming out of China and coming out of South Korea of the elderly or those with preexisting medical conditions were a particular risk.
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