Over 11.70 lakh Covid samples tested for two consecutive days

New Delhi, Sep 4 (UNI) India has scaled new peaks in Covid-19 testing for the past two successive days, testing more than 11.70 lakh samples across the country — 11,69,765 samples — in the past 24 hours.
No other country has achieved these levels of high daily testing, claimed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a release.
With this exponential rise in daily testing, the cumulative tests totalled 4,66,79,145.
Even with this high daily testing, the daily Positivity Rate is still below 7.5 per cent, while cumulative Positivity Rate is less than 8.5 per cent, reflecting the successful Centre-led strategy of Test, Track, Treat, being effectively implemented by most of the states.
With the aim to reduce the fatality rate below one per cent, India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has touched 1.74 per cent following a gradient of steady and sustained decline.

The country’s substantial increase in the testing levels is anchored in the daily expanding diagnostic lab network across the country. As on date, with 1,025 labs in the government sector and 606 private labs, the country-wide network is strengthened with 1,631 total lab facilities.
These include 827 Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs (465 Government and 362 private), 683 TrueNat based testing labs (526 Government and 157 private) and 121 CBNAAT based testing labs (34 Government and 87 private).
The sustained higher testing on a wide scale enables early diagnosis, prompt isolation and timely hospitalisation. Effective treatment based on Standard Treatment Protocol both in supervised home isolation and in hospitals, also results in lower mortality rate.


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