COVID-19: India conducts 1 crore tests in 9 days

Published: 30 October, 2020 08:32 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

Govt says on an average nearly 11 lakh COVID-19 tests were being performed every day for the past six weeks

A health worker conducts swab tests on a woman at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Bangalore. PIC/AFP
A health worker conducts swab tests on a woman at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Bangalore. PIC/AFP

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday informed that the country has conducted about 1 crore tests to diagnose Coronavirus in the last nine days. The government mentioned that on average, nearly 11 lakh COVID-19 tests were being performed every day for the past six weeks. "India has demonstrated a consistent rise in the COVID-19 testing infrastructure since January 2020. With 10,75,760 COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests have crossed 10.65 crore (10,65,63,440).

Nearly 11 lakh tests have been conducted daily on an average during the past six weeks," said the Health Ministry in a statement adding that the country is capable of doing 15 lakh tests every day now. According to the Central Government, the cumulative positivity rate has been falling progressively as testing has increased and it has touched 7.54 per cent as of October 29. At least 1 crore tests were conducted in the last nine days and the daily positivity rate stands at 4.64 per cent.

While India continues to maintain the declining trend of the active corona cases, at present it stands at 6,03,687 cases. It comprises only 7.51 per cent of the total positive cases of the country, said the ministry.

The declining trend of active cases is supported by a rising number of recovered cases. The total recovered cases have crossed 73 lakh (73,69,271). The gap between recovered cases and active cases has crossed 67 lakh (67,12,302). Agencies

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