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Fury as UK is STILL not carrying out 10,000 coronavirus tests a day

Added 03-30-20 11:36:02am EST - “Michael Gove and Health Secretary Matt Hancock both hailed the target having been reached yesterday amid mounting criticism of the government response,” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Fury as UK is STILL not carrying out 10,000 coronavirus tests a day”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ministers are facing a furious backlash today after it emerged the UK is still not carrying out 10,000 tests a day - despite claims the level had been hit.

Michael Gove and Health Secretary Matt Hancock both hailed the target having been reached yesterday amid mounting criticism of the government response.

However, Public Health England has revealed that the latest daily number of tests of whether people were currently suffering from the disease was actually 9,114. 

And health minister Helen Whately conceded today that while the 'capacity' was now in place to carry out 10,000 checks a day, the actual figure was still below that. 

The confusion fuelled anger about delays in scaling up the testing regime, with questions over how Germany is managing to carry out more than 500,000 a week.

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