More than 36,000 tests performed until March 25

in News · 30-03-2020 16:06:00 · 1 Comments

Public and private laboratories have already carried out, until March 25, 36,677 tests on covid-19, announced today the Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales.

"Laboratory capacity has increased over the epidemic" of covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, with an "expressive growth in the number of tests" since March 15, with 5,100 samples analyzed on March 25, said.the secretary of state at the daily press conference to update information about the covid-19 pandemic, which has already claimed 140 deaths in Portugal.

António Lacerda Sales noted, however, that the available data is still provisional.

The Secretary of State also said that in the scope of the capacity building, 200,000 tests will arrive in Portugal this week, adding to the 66,000 received last week, included in supplies that also include personal protective equipment for professionals.


Seems to be rather few considering the confirmed cases...

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 30-03-2020 07:04
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