South Australia’s record breaking COVID-19 testing days is being accommodated for with the opening of two new testing facilities.
“The government is ramping up the capacity to meet up with the demand,” SA Minister for Health, Stephen Wade says
The newest testing facility is a drive-through COVID-19 clinic in Adelaide’s Victoria Park.
It can be accessed via Wakefield Road (left-hand turn only), and is open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.
Yesterday, testing facilities across the state recorded 4300 test, with today’s numbers already at 1300 in the first hour and a half of the morning.
“We may see another record day,” Mr Wade says.
Tomorrow, a testing facility will also open in Aldinga.
The Mt Gambier testing facility will also be doubling its capacity.
Mr Wade also discussed the false positive result of a COVID-19 case announced this morning, which has reduced the state’s cases.
“SA Pathology has a low false positive rating, but it does happen,” he says.
“It’s an indication to how robust and transparent the SA Pathology team is.”
Test results from SA Pathology and the private laboratories are said to have a turnaround period of 17 hours, with many facilities using rapid testing functions to speed this process further.
More to come.