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Over 28 Million PCR Tests Conducted to Date, MOH Says
27 September 2021

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the health sectors have conducted 28,553,941 COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) since the first case was reported.

It pointed out that the testing capacity in the Kingdom exceeded 130,000 per day, noting that 90% of the results are issued within less than 18 hours, while 99 percent of the results are issued within less than 24 hours, placing the Kingdom among the top countries in the world regarding providing this advanced type of tests in a short time and high quality.

The number of laboratories accredited by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) amounted to 48 laboratories in the public sector and 75 in the private sector. MOH has 25 laboratories with a capacity of 80,000 tests per day, it added.

Noteworthy, the Kingdom is one of the first countries in the world to provide COVID-19 lab testing. It has prepared and equipped the National Laboratory and inaugurated a number of specialized labs and units across the Kingdom. These have created a paradigm shift and improved the service offered to citizens by providing test results in record time. They have also reinforced COVID-19 prevention. 
MOH continues to intensify lab tests through many effective measures that have contributed to the early detection of COVID-19 cases and taking quick measures to deal with them.

Last Update : 27 September 2021 01:57 PM
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