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India registers an unprecedented hike in Testing with more than 18 cr tests

India has demonstrated an exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests. It has crossed the landmark of 18 crore (18,02,53,315) total tests today.

9,16,951 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

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Progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers. With 2316 testing labs in the country including 1201 Government laboratories and 1115 Private laboratories, the daily testing capacity has got a substantial boost.

High level of comprehensive testing on a sustained basis has also resulted in bringing down the national positivity rate.

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The cumulative rate continues to decline as total tests cross 18 crore.  The national cumulative positivity rate is 5.79% today. It has reduced from 8.93% to 5.79% in a span of five months.

 

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15 States/UTs have positivity Rate less than the National Average. Bihar has the lowest Positivity Rate with 1.44%.

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India’s Tests per Million (TPM) stand at 130618.3 today. With the increase in testing infrastructure, the TPM has also increased exponentially.

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22 States/UTs have better Tests per Million population than the national average.

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