The Government will increase the number of people tested for COVID-19 to 25,000 hospital patients a day.
The increased capacity is expected to be ready within 4 weeks, with highest-priority cases being tested first.
Over 50,000 tests for coronavirus have already been completed. It is anticipated that, with increased capacity to 25,000 daily, testing levels in the UK could soon exceed that in China.
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