Britain says it has met 100,000 daily Covid-19 test targets

LONDON: It has reached its goal of reaching 100,000 per day by the end of April, the health minister said on Friday, although the number of people who underwent tests remained well below the total number of tests.

In the 24 hours to 9 a.m. on May 1, there were 122,347 tests in the UK, a government slide presenting the figures said. That compares with 81,611 tests completed the day before.

Hancock had set a goal of 100,000 daily tests before the end of April. Government figures showed that 73,191 people were tested on the day there were 122,347 tests.