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Almost the entire population of Chukotka was tested for COVID-19
Of the 50 thousand residents of Chukotka, 40,5 thousand people were tested for coronavirus. The region ranks second in Russia in terms of the number of tests performed per 100 thousand population.
According to the Governor of the Autonomous Okrug Roman Kopin, the bulk of the coronavirus tests are carried out by the PCR laboratory of Anadyr. At the airport, express testing is performed for all transit passengers.
According to the press service of the regional government, the laboratory in Pevek conducts testing in test mode - according to plans, its full-fledged launch will increase the speed of diagnosis and the volume of testing. A little later, a laboratory will be launched in Bilibino.
In total, per 100 thousand people, 85,5 thousand tests are carried out in the Autonomous Okrug. A larger volume is carried out only in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug - 167,1 thousand. Among the Far Eastern regions, Magadan, Sakhalin and Amur regions, Yakutia and Kamchatka are also among the best.
In total, in Chukotka, the coronavirus was confirmed in 229 people, 203 patients recovered, 479 people are on self-isolation, two patients have died.