Covid-19. Portugal reaches daily maximum of more than 400 thousand tests

Covid-19. Portugal reaches daily maximum of more than 400 thousand tests
Covid-19. Portugal reaches daily maximum of more than 400 thousand tests
“Portugal reached, last Thursday, a new maximum of daily testing with 402,756 tests performed (positivity rate of 9.2 percent), of which 307.698 (76 percent) were rapid antigen tests (TRAg) in use professional”, reads in note released this Saturday.

According to the task force responsible for the testing, since the beginning of 2020, approximately 26.5 million diagnostic tests of covid-19 have been performed.
, not including self-tests.

Since December 1st, more than five million tests have been carried out, including about 3.6 million TRAg, a figure that is related to the need to present a negative result to access various services or locations and to the increase in testing points .

A total of 1,166 pharmacies and 681 clinical laboratories are carrying out free tests to the population, under the exceptional and transitory reimbursement scheme. TRAgs in laboratories and pharmacies that adhered to the exceptional regime were once again free from 19 November.

On December 21, the Government decided to increase from four to six the number of tests that each person can take monthly. However, the reimbursement has meanwhile been limited to four tests per user.

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