Figures from the Department of Health and Human Services, said Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS expected to be performing up to 25,000 tests per day.
The capacity was then planned to continue to be expanded to 200,000 tests per day, according to the Prime Minister.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that a testing center had opened in Milton Keynes.
You can read more about the UK government map for the test here.
How many people are currently being tested for coronavirus?
The government has reached its goal of carrying out at least 100,000 coronavirus tests a day, Matt Hancock announced, hailing an “incredible feat”.
The Secretary of Health said 122,347 tests for Covid-19 were obtained on the last day of April.
However, the announcement quickly drew controversy as it emerged the tally includes rod kits sent to private homes and satellite test sites that have yet to be delivered to a laboratory for a result.
The Department of Health, to a breakdown of statistical tests on its website, said within 24 hours until 9 a.m. on Friday June 12, 59,973 tests were sent for delivery and 42,406 were processed in person under the second pillar of the test regimen, which includes the test rod for the entire population.
Some 40,058 tests were performed on 23,703 people under the pillar of a swab tests in NHS hospitals and Public Health in England laboratories for people with clinical and healthcare needs and workers. It was the only pillar for which the number of people tested was given.
Another 46,491 tests were antibody tests, falling under the third pillar, and 4,325 antibodies and cleansing tests were performed under the first pillar of four as part of a national surveillance program to study the prevalence of virus.
Can I donate my plasma?
As part of the coronavirus research effort, the NHS is leading a program to collect blood and plasma from people who have recovered from Covid-19.
There is more evidence that coronavirus patients may benefit from being convalescent plasma. However, the safety and efficacy of these blood transfusions will be tested in clinical trials.
The NHS is recruiting people who have recovered from a confirmed case of coronavirus, or had symptoms, to donate plasma to one of 23 centers.
Plasma is intended for use in a number of trials, and if successful, could lead to widespread use of treatment in hospitals.
For more information on how to donate your plasma, visit the ENM website here.