Portugal once again beats the record for covid-19 tests carried out in one day

Portugal once again beats the record for covid-19 tests carried out in one day
Portugal once again beats the record for covid-19 tests carried out in one day

Last Thursday, more than 400,000 tests were carried out in a single day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, approximately 26.5 million diagnostic tests have been carried out in Portugal for covid-19

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Portugal once again beat the record for Covid-19 tests carried out in a single day. It was last Thursday, December 30th, and the number reached 402,756 tests performed (positivity rate of 9.2%). Of the tests performed, 307,698 (76%) were rapid antigen tests (TRAg) for professional use. The data was released this Saturday by the Ricardo Jorge National Institute.

In the same statement, sent to the media, the Institute adds that since the beginning of the pandemic, around 26.5 million diagnostic tests have been carried out in Portugal for covid-19. However, these numbers do not include self-tests.

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Since December 1st, more than 5 million tests have been carried out in the country for covid-19, including about 3.6 million TRAg for professional use, a figure that is related to the measures resulting from the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 157/2021, of November 27, which includes the need to present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 when accessing certain services or locations, as well as the increase in testing points throughout the country.

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With regard to its typology, to date, approximately 16.6 million RT-PCR tests and 9.9 million TRAg tests for professional use have been carried out.

TRAgs for professional use carried out in laboratories, pharmacies and other authorized entities, which adhere to the exceptional reimbursement scheme, have been free of charge since November 19, a measure that covers the entire population and which was reinforced with the possibility of each user becoming be able to carry out up to six free trials in December, with a view to intensifying the protection of public health and the control of the covid-19 pandemic.

During the month of January (and until the end of the month), the contribution is limited to a maximum of four TRAg for professional use, per user.

 
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