Health 15:56 01/05/2020 Armenia

Armenia has capacity to run 1,000 coronavirus tests daily, says deputy health minister

Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Health Lena Nanushyan told a news conference on Friday that all efforts are being made to expand the groups subject to coronavirus testing.

According to her, they include all the at-risk groups that may have contracted coronavirus, such as health workers, patients with pneumonia, etc.

"Thanks to the expansion of the laboratory network, today we have a capacity to perform around 1,000 tests a day," the health official said.

According to Nanushyan, the works to isolate people with COVID-19 continue to prevent the further spread of the infection.

The deputy health minister said that they cooperate with other countries and international organizations in order to use the new knowledge to save more lives.

Presenting the fresh figures, she said the cases of COVID-19 in Armenia reached 2,148 on Friday morning, with 977 recoveries and 33 deaths.

In total, 1,136 coronavirus patients are currently receiving treatment. As many as 22,177 tests have been performed in the country since the disease outbreak, she said. 



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