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Covid tests per million: Where India stands

By Rediff Labs
August 18, 2020 17:26 IST
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India has crossed the 3-crore mark in Covid-19 tests and its tests per million stand at 21,769. Where does that place India vis-à-vis other nations?

 

IMAGE: Migrant workers returning to work go through the mandatory Covid-19 test, at a testing camp organised by the Delhi government. Photograph: ANI Photo.

The Indian Council of Medical Research has announced that India has tested a cumulative total of 3,09,41,264 samples up to August 17, with 8,99,864 samples being tested on Monday.

With the number of tests crossing the three-crore mark, the Union health ministry asserted that a “new hallmark” has been achieved due to expanded diagnostic lab network and facilitation for easy testing across the country, reports Press Trust of India.

 

Expanded diagnostic lab network and facilitation for easy testing across the country have given a substantial boost to the testing capacity, it said, adding that building on this achievement, the Tests Per Million have seen a sharp increase to 21,769.

How does this compare with the top 10 nations with the highest Covid-19 cases? Have a look.

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