To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the maximum daily covid-19 testing capacity was in (a) November 2020 and (b) February 2021; and what estimate he has made of what the maximum testing capacity will be on 12 April 2021.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
10 March 2021
The maximum daily COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing capacity in November 2020 was 574,395. The maximum daily COVID-19 PCR testing capacity in February 2021 was 789,705.
For April 2021, we have approximate capacity of 800,000 which will be maintained over the coming months.