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Record 918,000 Covid tests done in a day; positivity rate under 8%

With constantly increasing testing numbers, there has been a commensurate fall in the positivity rate, the health ministry said

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India for the first time conducted a record number of more than 9 lakh Covid tests in a span of 24-hours on Wednesday

Press Trust of India New Delhi
With a record 9,18,470 tests been being done in a day, the cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in India have reached 3.26 crore even as the national positivity rate has fallen below 8 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.
With constantly increasing testing numbers, there has been a commensurate fall in the positivity rate, the ministry said.
"Although higher number of tests will push the positivity rate initially, but as the experience from several states and UTs has amply depicted, it will eventually lower when combined with other measures such as prompt isolation, effective tracking and timely

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First Published: Aug 21 2020 | 12:30 AM IST

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