May 1 2020 2:50pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Quebec to increase testing capacity to 14,000 per day

Quebec’s director of national public health Dr. Horacio Arruda announced on Friday that the province is setting a goal of conducting 14,000 COVID-19 tests per day by the end of next week, expanding the testing criteria to include first responders including police officers and firefighters, and reserving a capacity of 1,000 tests for special situations like cases of outbreaks in some facilities. Quebec currently conducts 6,000 COVID-19 tests per day.

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