Shares of the biotech company soared early Tuesday, a day after the company said it sent vials to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for early-stage testing in the United States.READ MORE: Has The Delta Variant Disappeared? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your COVID-19 Questions
More than 80,000 people have been infected globally from the viral outbreak that began late last year in China. A total of 35 cases have been reported in the United States, including one in Massachusetts.
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More than 2,600 people have died from the virus in mainland China, including one U.S. citizen.
Shares of Moderna Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, jumped nearly 16% in premarket trading.
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