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Karnataka conducts over 100,000 Covid-19 tests in a day, eyes 150,000

Karnataka officials on Wednesday said the state conducted 104,000 coronavirus tests in a single day on October 6, and the government's aim was to increase the number of tests to 150,000 per day

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Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday said the state conducted 1.04 lakh tests in a single day on October 6, and the government's aim was to increase the number of tests to 1.5 lakh per day.

In a tweet, Sudhakar said, "conducted 1,04,348 Covid-19 tests in a single day on Tuesday. 55,690 RT-PCR & other method tests were conducted across 146 labs in the state & 48,658 Rapid Antigen Tests were conducted across 30 districts"

We will soon increase the tests to 1.5 lakh per day, he added.

As of October 6 evening, cumulatively 6.57 lakh COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 9,461 deaths and 5.33 lakh discharges, the health department's bulletin said.

Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 2.57 lakh infections, followed by Mysuru 38,611 and Ballari 33,257.

Out of 9,993 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, a record 5,012 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

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First Published: Wed, October 07 2020. 15:40 IST