Saudi Arabia completes more than 4 million COVID-19 tests

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The Ministry of Health stated that it had conducted more than 4 million laboratory tests for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia with advanced testing technologies, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.

Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries in the world to provide laboratory testing for the virus, as it has prepared and equipped the national laboratory at the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control for COVID-19 tests.

The Health Ministry has also launched more than 50 specialized laboratories and units throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which contributed to bringing a quantum leap and advanced services, represented in obtaining test results in a record period.

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The Health Ministry indicated that since the outbreak of the virus in Saudi Arabia, the number of daily examinations was approximately 1,000 every day, as it now stands at 67,000 tests.


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