Coronavirus: How close is the UK to 100,000 tests a day?

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Date Published: April 24, 2020

Source: BBC

On Thursday, the UK government has announced that they are expanding eligibility of COVID-19 tests to all essential workers in England and their families if they have symptoms. This includes approximately 10 million workers and their households, part of a broader strategy to conduct 100,000 tests per day. Currently, about 30,000 tests are being carried out daily but capacity has been increased to more than 50,000 per day. Eligible persons wanting tests can either attend a regional test site or ask for a home test kit although the availability of the latter is limited. If the UK can achieve their goal of conducting 100,000 tests per day, it will place them second to the U.S. in the number of daily COVID-19 tests being conducted around the world.

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Summary by: Rakshith Gangireddy