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Covid-19: Are we testing enough? Here's how India fares versus others

A look at how India compares with other countries in confirmed coronavirus cases as a proportion of tests carried out

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Coronavirus | epidemic | Lockdown

Jyotindra Dubey  |  New Delhi 

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The number of tests conducted by India is lower than other countries on a per-capita-ratio basis. With a population of around 1.38 billion, India’s Covid-19 tests per 10,000 population has been merely 0.04

The global tally of Covid-19-positive cases now stands at over 1.5 million, and the number of fatalities is nearly 83,000. With countries upping their testing capabilities to stem a surge in infections, more than 11 million tests have been conducted across the globe so far.

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First Published: Thu, April 09 2020. 20:40 IST