HSE To Review How Covid-19 Testing Capacity Can Be Expanded

That's according to the head of the National Virus Reference Laboratory

Since May, the country has been able to do 100,000 tests a week, however that figure hasn't ever been reached with 88,000 completed in the last seven days.

There are concerns however with the rise of case numbers across Europe stocks of the reagent to carry out the test may be in short supply.

Dr Cillian De Gascun says there was never a definitive ceiling on the number of tests which could be carried out:

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