Spain Has Performed 19.8 Million Diagnostic Tests Since Start Of Epidemic

The government has notified that a total of 19,896,100 diagnostic tests have been performed up to 10 December

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SPAIN: The Spanish government have notified the Ministry of Health that a total of 19,896,100 diagnostic tests have been performed up to 10 December, of which 17,326,342 are PCR tests and 2,569,758 are antigen tests.

In the last week, between 4 and 10 December, the regional government have performed a total of 453,951 PCR tests, an average of 64,850 a day.

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In addition, from 4 to 10 December, the regional government have performed a total of 278,794 antigen tests (39,827 a day). Including the PCR tests performed, this amounts to a total of 732,745 diagnostic tests over the course of the week, 104,677 a day.

Read also: WHO Announces 120 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests For Low-Income Countries

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Accordingly, the number of diagnostic tests has increased by 4%, at a rate of 422.42 tests per 1,000 inhabitants.

New techniques are gradually being developed for the diagnosis of the infection caused by SARS-Cov2, such as the rapid antigen tests that the Regional Health Departments are starting to introduce to manage the pandemic.

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