Covid-19: India crosses a Landmark Milestone in Testing with more than 13 cr tests
India has crossed yet another landmark milestone in the fight against the global pandemic.
Keeping in line with its commitment to conduct more than one million tests every day, 10,66,022 samples were tested in the last 24 hours which has increased India’s total cumulative tests to 13,06,57,808.
The last one crore tests were conducted in a span of just 10 days.
An average of more than 10L tests conducted daily has ensured that the cumulative positivity rate is sustained at low levels and is presently following a downward trajectory.
The cumulative national Positivity Rate stands at 6.93% today, less than the 7% mark. The daily positivity rate yesterday was just 4.34%. Higher volumes of testing eventually lead to a low Positivity rate.
In the last 24 hours, 46,232 persons were found to be infected with COVID. The Daily Positivity Rate of 4.34% points out that a comparatively huge volume was tested to detect these cases from the population.
With a continuous surge in daily cases in European and American countries, India is taking all cautionary steps to bring the trajectory of the disease under control. In view of the increase in COVID cases of some of the north Indian States, the Centre has advised all states and UTs to ramp up testing.
24 States/UTs have conducted more tests per million population than India as a whole.