Positive COVID-19 results to be sent straight from laboratories

Coronavirus testing laboratories will notify people whether their test was positive via email or text message starting Thursday, Health Minister Adam Vojtěch tweeted on Wednesday. According to Mr. Vojtěch, this new measure will enable patients to be more rapidly informed and help in curbing the spread of the disease.

Until now, people only received information about whether they had tested positive via a doctor, usually a hygienist. However, many individuals complained that this often led to delays in being notified due to the overburdening of local hygienic stations.

More than 10,000 tests are usually conducted on a daily basis since the beginning of September. The rate of those who test positive currently lies at 2.5 percent.

Author: Tom McEnchroe