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Bihar worst in genomic sampling, UP second lowest in India, shows data

11 of the 36 states/UTs have tested fewer samples than the national average


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Ishaan Gera
Although the government had envisaged a target of sequencing five per cent of all positive samples from each state, a Business Standard analysis shows that it achieved 12 per cent of the targeted capacity.

Until January 10, data from INSACOG’s weekly bulletin (latest available) shows that the government could only sample 0.58 per cent of all positive cases starting January 2021. Even though higher than the 0.48 per cent sampling it had achieved in October 2021, it was still lower than the targeted capacity of 5 per cent.

Moreover, further analysis shows that none of the states could sequence 5

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 3:52 PM IST

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