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#IndiaFightsCorona: Over 10 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours

In a tweet, the Health Ministry said, during the last 24 hours, more than 10 lakh people were tested.

The Ministry also said, early identification through testing, prompt and effective treatment through supervised home isolation and quality medical care and innovative graded policy measures have resulted in almost 100 per cent increase in recovered cases in the last 21 days.

With this achievement, the cumulative tests are more than 3.4 crore (3,44,91,073).

The number of daily tests has been increasing in a steep climb. Average daily tests during the past three weeks also strongly depict the progress made in enhancement of COVID-19 tests across the country.

As has been reported from States/UTs that have pushed ahead with aggressive testing, there is a commensurate decline in the positivity rate. Although higher number of tests will initially lead to a rise in the positivity rate, it will eventually lower when combined with other measures such as prompt isolation, efficient tracking, and timely effective and clinical management.

Combined with enhanced testing, policy decisions of the Centre and the States/UTs have facilitated easy testing across the country. This has boosted the daily testing capacity. 

Enhanced diagnostic lab network has also sided in this achievement. Today, the country has a strong network of 1511 labs comprising 983 labs in the government sector and 528 private labs

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