BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Sunday it has now has tested 799 patients for coronavirus.
That’s up from the 475 announced on Saturday.READ MORE: Candlelight Vigil Held For Brockton Boys Who Drowned While Skipping Rocks
Doctors will now have more flexibility to determine who should be tested for COVID-19 as the state lab’s testing capacity doubles from 200 patients a day to about 400. More clinical labs in Massachusetts are also working to get FDA approval to conduct coronavirus tests.READ MORE: 'It's Been Pretty Difficult': Masks No Longer Required For Outdoor Youth Sports In Massachusetts
More testing will likely lead to more positive results and a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts.MORE NEWS: Large Brush Fire Scorches Western Massachusetts
There are currently 164 coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health and 108 of them are linked to a Biogen conference in Boston in February.