The speed of confirming the results of tests for detecting coronavirus infection has increased several times, which justifies the increase in the growth of cases in Moscow. This was reported on Saturday, May 2, in the operational headquarters for the fight against the spread of infection.
It is noted that the number of studies conducted on COVID-19 has doubled; research is conducted by city, Federal and private laboratories. All laboratories perform more than 40 thousand analyses per day.
The number of reference centers that confirm positive results for infection has also increased in the capital. 9 city and 4 private laboratories started to independently verify the results.
“Previously, confirmed analyses were sent to a single reference center for verification, which slowed down the speed of analysis processing. Today there are 14 such centers in Moscow. The speed of confirmation of positive results has increased several times, which is why the increase in the growth of patients is justified, “the report says.
In addition, Moscow has begun to conduct rapid tests for immunoglobulin, which detect the presence of antibodies to the virus in the body. Since April 25, more than 175 thousand such tests have been conducted. They also test patients in clinics and hospitals in Moscow, including non-coronavirus hospitals.
Earlier on Saturday, the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, said that it was possible to almost double the detection of coronavirus infection. According to him, over the past week, the volume of rapid tests for antibodies has increased by 10 times. Sobyanin stressed that in recent weeks, clinics have multiplied the diagnosis of coronavirus using computed tomography.