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


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

Jyotindra Dubey New Delhi
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 coronavirus infections, more than 11 million tests have been conducted across the globe so far.
India has conducted around 160,000 tests (as on April 8), according to ICMR data. And the country’s tally of positive cases stands at 6,237 (at 6 pm on April 9) – implying 3.8 per cent of the tests yielded positive results for coronavirus.

The US, by comparison, has conducted 2.2 million tests

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First Published: Apr 09 2020 | 8:40 PM IST

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