NSW ramps up coronavirus testing numbers

The New South Wales government is now calling on anyone to come forward for testing, in an effort to boost testing numbers.

In the last 24 hours, the state conducted over 7,000 tests. It’s the highest daily amount recorded so far.

Seven new coronavirus cases were confirmed, though authorities say this is still a good number given the amount of tests.


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There have now been 2,982 coronavirus cases diagnosed in the state, with 2,056 now recovered.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says they’re ramping up their testing capacity, to try and hit at least 8,000 a day.

“If you have symptoms, if you’re worried you have the COVID-9, if you’ve been in contact with anyone and you’re concerned you have the disease, please come forward and get tested.

“We’re increasing the testing to include everybody across the state, not just those who work with vulnerable people, not just those who live in those high risk areas where we’ve had clusters, but anybody across out state,” Ms Berejiklian said.

 

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