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Level of testing should not be scaled down: Tamil Nadu govt to DMs

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugam said districts with a positivity rate above 3% should scale up testing in a focused manner

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T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Tamil Nadu Government has instructed the district collectors that the level of testing should not be scaled down and all the districts should aim to bring the positivity rate below 2% through sustained testing.  

The case fatality rate has to be brought down steadily and all districts should aim to have no fatalities by adopting the best treatment protocol, the state administration said.

In a letter to all the district collectors, Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugam said Krishnagiri district and other districts with a positivity rate above 3% should scale up the testing in a focused manner in

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First Published: Nov 28 2020 | 9:06 PM IST

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