Covid-19 lab tests not hitting targeted numbers yet, says Health DG

Published on 6 Apr 2020 11:45:50 PM

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on Monday noted that the ministry has yet to achieve its target of processing 16,500 samples a day for Covid-19, adding that labs across the country are now processing a cumulative 11,500 tests per day. 

Dr Noor Hisham said the ministry has yet to find rapid test kits that meet the standard of accuracy within 75%-80%, but the number of tests per day may be further increased with the procurement of rapid test kits.