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‘Hot labs’ announced as stagnant Covid testing figures released

Commenting on the Covid testing results released today (August 17), Shadow Health Minister Andrew RT Davies said:

“Another week and another disappointing set of figures have been released showing that Welsh laboratory capacity remains stagnant at 15,257 a day, and just a third (33,219) of 106,099 tests were carried out last week.”

The figures were made public on the day the announcement of an additional £32 million to create “hot labs” – to improve and increase testing capacity – was made.

Mr Davies added:

“While this new capacity is to be welcomed,  we need to be sure that this additional resource will make a real difference because in many other cases, the Welsh Labour-led Government has reached for the public cheque book and spent money while the taxpayer sees no real improvement in the service provided.”

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