Ukraine’s Ministry of Health intends to carry out up to 80,000 Covid-19 tests per week

Source : 112 Ukraine

Virological laboratories that perform tests for coronavirus are not loaded for 100%
14:05, 7 April 2020

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Ministry of Health plans to carry out 80,000 coronavirus tests a week. Deputy Minister Viktor Lyashko stated this during a briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

He added that the virological laboratories that conducted testing for coronavirus were not loaded for 100%.

"The question is that we are starting to look at and see if virology laboratories are loaded. Virology labs are not loaded for 100% today, so we are reviewing and looking at sample delivery algorithms. I do not want to blame anyone, the question is where there may be a failure of sampling for delivery. We do not call for thoughtless testing, we call for working on clear algorithms," Viktor Lyashko said.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

It should be noted that currently 1,500 samples are tested daily in Ukraine, i.e. 10.5 thousand per week.

As we reported earlier, 1,462 cases of COVID-19 have been officially reported in Ukraine. 

As of 9:00 am, on April 7, Ukraine observed 45 deaths, 28 patients successfully recovered. Over the last 24 hours, 143 new cases have been recorded.

Related: Good news on the fight against coronavirus

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