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India records highest ever more than 4.2 lakh COVID tests in one day
 
New Delhi: A record 4,20,000 Covid tests have been conducted in a single day, coming close on the heels of 3,50,000 tests done every day consistently over the past week.

With 4,20,898 samples tested in the past 24 hours, the Tests Per Million (TPM) has further increased to 11,485 and cumulative testing to 1,58,49,068. Both continue to maintain an upward trend.

India has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world -- it significantly dipped to 2.35 per cent today.
With effective and standardised clinical management protocols based on holistic Standard of Care approach, the Case Fatality Rate continues on its downward trend due to the collective efforts of the Centre and state/UT governments to keep a check on the mortality due to Covid-19, an official release here said.

A total of 32,223 Covid patients have recovered in the past 24 hours. The cumulative number of recovered cases has reached 8,49,431 today. The recovery rate has achieved another high of 63.54 per cent. The gap between recovered patients and active Covid-19 cases has further increased to 3,93,360.

A strong factor contributing to this achievement is the persistent increase in the number of labs from merely one in January 2020 to 1,301 today, including 902 government labs and 399 in the private sector. Revised facilitative guidelines of testing by ICMR and all-round efforts by the governments have also aided in widespread testing.

The Union Government has advised all state/UT governments to keep up the strategy of "Test, Track and Treat" with aggressive testing which may lead to higher number of daily positive cases initially but would eventually achieve a decline as has been demonstrated after Union Government’s targeted efforts in the NCT of Delhi.


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