PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing
PCR tests are the ‘swab’ tests that have been offered since March.
These tests are sent off to a laboratory for processing.
You receive your test result within 2 to 5 working days, by text or a phone call.
The PCR tests are better at finding very small amounts of the virus, especially early in infection, so these are primarily used for testing people who have symptoms.
Book a test online or call 119.
New Cases (Positive tests, PCR only)
- This week3,213
- Last week 3,380
Rate of cases (per 100k persons)
- This week281.4
- Last week296.0
Rate of testing (per 100k persons, PCR only)
- This week6,119
- Last week6,469
Total weekly Positive tests % (PCR only)
- This week12.2
- Last week12.9
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