‘A hot mess’: Americans face testing delays as virus surges

Shania Dod, right, collects a sample at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A National Guardsman directs traffic at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation’s hot spots for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AUSTIN, Texas — With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test.