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TSA agents screen more than 1.7 million travelers on Friday

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Posted at 7:28 AM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 10:28:42-04

Friday was a new record high for Transportation Security Administration agents, who screened more than 1.7 million travelers at airports.

TSA agents screened 1,703,267 passengers at checkpoints at airports nationwide on Friday.

It's the first time TSA agents have screened more than 1.7 million since the pandemic began.

Last week, TSA announced that masks would continue to be required on all transportation modes through Sept. 13.