By mid-September, the total number of PCR testing for coronavirus infection COVID-19 should be 30 thousand per day. This task was set by the Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov during the conference call with the heads of health departments of regional state administrations, regional laboratory centers and heads of regional headquarters on the elimination of the consequences of the emergency situation related to the spread of COVID-19.
"We have a task to reach the level of 30,000 PCR testing per day by September 15. Today, laboratory facilities allow us to do this," said Minister of Health of Ukraine Maxym Stepanov.
According to him, as of August 19, laboratories of all forms of ownership conducted 1,356,698 PCR testing and 860,388 ELISA tests. Currently, the leaders in laboratory research are the city of Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa regions. The smallest number of surveys was conducted in Luhansk (11,035), Mykolaiv (17,494) and Poltava (21,924) regions.
During the meeting, the Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov also stressed that in each region the shortcomings in the work of hotlines should be urgently corrected. Their staff should promptly answer citizens' questions and provide clear advice on what to do if they develop symptoms of coronavirus disease.