Ukraine conducted over 200,000 PCR tests during past week – Stepanov

Ukraine conducted over 200,000 PCR tests during past week – Stepanov

Ukraine conducted 202,998 PCR tests to detect COVID-19 during the last week, between October 5 and October 11, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.

"Over the past week, a total of 202,998 PCR tests were performed across the country. Prior to that, the highest number of PCR tests was performed two weeks ago - 188,349 tests per week," Stepanov said at a press briefing on October 12, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

On October 11, Ukraine conducted 21,906 tests for COVID-19, including 19,867 PCR and 2,039 ELISA tests.

As Ukrinform reported, earlier Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated that Ukraine planned to increase the daily number of PCR tests to 50,000 by December. As of October 12, Ukraine reported a total of 265,454 COVID-19 cases, including 4,420 cases registered on October 11.


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