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Almost 19,000 diagnostic tests administered for COVID-19

  • March 12, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri reported on Health Ministry data showing that a total of 18,835 PCR virus diagnostic tests for COVID-19 were performed nationwide from Jan. 15 through March 7. As of March 7, the entire nation had the capacity to process 2,700 samples. While Kanagawa Prefecture had the capacity to handle as many as 190 samples a day, Iwate, Yamanashi, and four other prefectures were only capable of processing 20. Yomiuri added that the current capacity for testing is close to 6,100 samples per day nationwide.   

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