Soon Australians can test ourselves for virus: Kelly

Soon Australians can test ourselves for virus. By Elias Viontay.

Australians could soon be able to test themselves for COVID-19, as the first batch of the new testing kits arrive in Australia to be tested and approved by the regulatory body. …

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly … said Australia had carried out over 178,000 tests, and that the current testing capacity was “about 10,000 a day”.

Dr Kelly also said Australia’s testing rate was over 25 times as many per capita than had been carried out in the US — where 53 per cent of tests returned a positive result compared with 1.5 per cent in Australia.