Around 11.50 lakh COVID samples tested in country in last 24 hrs

SansadTV Bureau


Nearly 11.50 lakh COVID samples were tested in the country in the last 24 hours.

With cumulative testing figure of over 7.31 crore, India continues to be one of the countries across the world conducting highest number of daily testings.

Starting from just one testing lab at National Institute of Virology, Pune in January this year, the country today has 1,836 labs for testing Covid samples which includes 1087 government and 749 private labs.

Average daily testing has witnessed an increase by nearly 4 times in a span of two months.

It stands at around 12 lakh tests in the recent weeks. Tests done per million of the population has also risen manifold in a span of 2 months and currently stands at nearly 50 thousand per million of the population.

With the expansion of testing infrastructure, the daily testing by States and Union Territories has also increased. 23 States and UTs have recorded higher tests per million than the national average.

Despite increase in testing, the positivity rate remains low and hovers around 8.4 per cent. Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh , Manipur, Jharkhand and Telangana are among the states recording a positivity rate even lower than 5 per cent.