IT problems blamed for delay in turnaround time for testing


IT problems are being blamed for a delay in turnaround time for Covid 19 testing.

Over 44 thousand tests have been carried out in the past week with a positivity rate of 3.3 per cent.

The Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory is hoping it will soon take 3 days from people reporting symptoms to getting their results.

Cillian de Gascun says technical issues are behind many of the delays: