November 16 According to the “Central News Agency” report, the British government said on the 16th that two new “super laboratories” will be opened in early 2021. By then, the British Covid-19 detection capacity will be more than twice the current.
According to reports, the two new “super laboratories” are located in the Leamington Spa near Birmingham in central England and Scotland. When they are operating at full capacity, the daily inspection volume may increase by 600,000 pieces.
British Health Secretary Hancock said: “We encountered the Coronavirus crisis in the absence of a large-scale detection and diagnosis system, but later built a system, and these two “super laboratories” will be the next step in the future. “
In addition to detecting the new coronavirus, the new laboratory also plans to improve the UK’s ability to diagnose serious diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases.
According to reports, the number of daily tests for the new coronavirus in the UK has increased from 100,000 at the end of April to 500,000 at the end of October. At present, the number of deaths from Coronavirus in the UK is the highest in Europe, with more than 50,000 deaths.
On the 15th local time, the United Kingdom notified 24,962 new confirmed cases, with a total of over 1.37 million confirmed cases.