August 12, 2020

Spain adds 2.2 million PCR tests since the start of the pandemic

Spain has carried out 2,221,497 diagnostic PCR tests since the epidemic caused by COVID-19 and in the last seven days, between May 15 and 21, communities have increased their ability to carry out this type of diagnostic test by 16 %.

In addition, the PCR rate carried out up to that date has grown to stand at 47.2 per 1,000 inhabitants, as reported this Saturday by the Ministry of Health.

This is information highlighted by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, during his telematic appearance from the Palacio de la Moncloa.

Along with the PCR diagnostic tests performed, the communities have also reported the completion of a total of 1,335,070 rapid antibody tests, representing a rate of 28.3 per 1,000 inhabitants and an increase of 19% compared to the week. previous. In the cases of Aragon and the Balearic Islands, this statistic includes serological tests for antibodies.

In total, since the beginning of the epidemic, 3,556,567 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been carried out so far, of which 518,727 correspond to the last week.


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