India crosses essential milestone of testing over 10 lakh individuals in a day


New Delhi, August 22

Keeping its dedication of exponentially rising day by day COVID-19 exams, India has crossed a big milestone of testing greater than 10 lakh samples in a day, taking the cumulative exams to greater than 3.four crore, Union Health Ministry mentioned.

As had been reported from the states and the UTs which have pushed forward with aggressive testing, there was a commensurate decline within the positivity price, it mentioned.

“Although a 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,” the ministry mentioned.

Also learn: Record single-day spike of 69,874 infections pushes India’s Covid caseload to 29.75 lakh

Of the entire of 10,23,836 samples examined on Friday, round 3.eight lakh samples had been examined by fast antigen exams, sources mentioned.

The cumulative exams performed thus far have reached 3,44,91,073, of which round 28 per cent samples had been examined by fast antigen exams, sources mentioned.

“In a testament to the determined, focussed, consistent and coordinated efforts of the Centre and the state and UT governments, India has conducted one million tests in a span of 24 hours. With 10,23,836 tests done on Friday, India has achieved its resolve to test 10 lakh samples daily,” the Ministry mentioned.

“Combined with enhanced testing, policy decisions of the Centre, states and UTs have facilitated easy testing across the country. This has boosted the daily testing capacity,” the Ministry added.

Enhanced diagnostic lab community had additionally led to this achievement, the Ministry mentioned, including that as on date, the nation had a robust community of 1,511 labs, comprising 983 within the authorities sector and 528 non-public labs.

With a document single-day spike of 69,874 infections, India’s COVID-19 tally elevated to 29,75,701 whereas the demise toll climbed to 55,794 with 945 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the info up to date at eight am confirmed. PTI



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