The authorities of the Moscow region are ready to increase the capacity of diagnostics of coronavirus in the region to conduct about 7 thousand tests per day. About it on Sunday, April 12, the Governor of Moscow region Andrey Vorobyov told.
“Three weeks ago, we had only 500 tests. This is nothing, this is not enough. Today, we are ready to deploy testing for about 7 thousand tests per day, ” Vorobyov said on the Rossiya 1 TV channel.
Earlier, on April 11, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin instructed specialists to increase the speed of testing for coronavirus infection to 24 hours. He stressed that timely and large-scale testing is one of the main directions of fighting the disease. According to Sobyanin, about 18 thousand tests are conducted daily in the capital for the presence of a new type of coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of health of the Moscow region on April 12, 1082 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the region, 75 people recovered, and 13 died.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China, at the end of December last year. In Russia, according to the latest data, the number of infected with coronavirus exceeded 13.5 thousand people, 106 patients died, 1045 recovered.