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This story has been updated to include comments from a media briefing on Wednesday.

NEW YORK – The US Food and Drug Administration late on Tuesday issued an emergency use authorization for a test from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV.

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As cases of COVID-19 continued to grow this spring and summer in the US, so too did the number of Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA for clinical diagnostic tests aimed at detecting current and past infections.