As fatality rate and number of confirmed cases increases the UK government is now testing 51,000 people per day for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Thursday.
That means “essential workers will be able to book tests themselves on Gov.UK,” Hancock said, adding that the process will be free, and that people who live with essential workers will also be able to get tested. Results will come by text message, Hancock said.
The British government aims to test 100,000 people per day by the end of the month. Earlier, the government announced that the number of people who had died in hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus had reached 18,738.