Health minister aims for 100,000 COVID-19 tests daily by winter

In his comments to reporters, Edelstein says the Health Ministry’s goal is 100,000 coronavirus tests a day.

He says the ambitious target will be met by pooling samples. Though daily test rates waver, the largest number has been around 60,000.

“With the use of various methods, we will have technologies that will allow simultaneous tests of dozens of samples and this will improve the pace and bring us to 100,000 tests a day ahead” of the winter, he says.

“Our ability to perform a large amount of tests quickly is what stands between a closed economy and closed cities, and a situation of open commerce and institutions,” adds the health minister.

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