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COVID-19 Testing Centers in the Philippines now has 26

MANILA, Philippines — In the Philippines, there are now 26 testing laboratories that are capable of detecting the SARS CoV-2; the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19.

The Department of Health (DOH) has approved the accreditation of the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital and the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center as an independent COVID-19 testing facility.

DOH said in a report released Sunday, May 10, “There is now a total of 26 licensed RT-PCR laboratories across the country while three and 29 are on Stage 4 and Stage 3 certification, respectively,”

The 26 COVID-19 testing centers are the following:

The government earlier said the country can now conduct 12,000 COVID-19 tests daily. It added that it is aiming to carry out 30,000 tests daily as it eyes to have a total of 78 COVID-19 testing centers by May 30.

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