Vietnam boosts testing capacity to tackle COVID-19 outbreaks

VOV.VN - A total of 123 laboratories nationwide have been licensed to conduct RT-PCR tests with a capacity of 46,000 samples per day, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health.

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The period between July 23 and August 19 saw 390,490 samples taken for RT-PCR testing. This marks a huge increase in test numbers, with 426,718 samples being taken to check for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from late January to July 22.

Upon the detection of the COVID-19 pandemic in the central Da Nang, roughly 5,500 samples were taken each day during the initial week.

Furthermore, the second week saw an average of 15,500 samples tested each day, a rate 2.7 times higher in comparison to the previous week. Following this 25,000 samples were taken on the third week.

Moreover, as of July 25 Da Nang has recorded the highest number of samples nationwide with 86,000, followed by Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Quang Nam.

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