Final adjustment in the direction of expanding the coronavirus testing capacity of Tokyo to 6 times October 30, 4:35
According to an interview with the people concerned, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is making final adjustments in the direction of significantly expanding the testing capacity of the new corona virus to more than 60,000 cases a day, which is about six times the current level.
The aim is to prepare for a simultaneous epidemic of the new coronavirus and influenza this winter.
Currently, there are 10,200 new coronavirus testing capabilities in Tokyo per day, but as experts say that caution is required to re-spread the infection, the city is considering whether it can strengthen the testing system. I have come.
As a result, we learned from interviews with related parties that we are making final adjustments in the direction of significantly expanding our posture by increasing the number of cases per day to more than 60,000, which is about six times the current level.
In addition to PCR tests, we would like to utilize not only PCR tests but also antigen tests using simple kits, and with the cooperation of medical sites, we would like to prepare a new system by the end of the year.
By the 25th of this month, only four influenza patients have been confirmed in Tokyo this season, and the epidemic has not yet begun.
However, it is said that the epidemic season usually starts in December, and the aim is to prepare for a simultaneous epidemic with influenza by significantly expanding the testing system for the new coronavirus.