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Record number of over 9 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in 24 hours, says Health Ministry

In pursuance of the "Test, Track and Treat" strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day.

Published: 20th August 2020 10:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2020 10:19 AM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

NEW DELHI: India scaled a new peak in daily testing as more than 9 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, informed Union Ministry of Health on Thursday.

The Ministry further stated that the positivity rate has come down to below 8 percent.

"India scales a new peak in daily testing. More than 9 lakh COVID19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate comes down below 8 percent," the Ministry tweeted.

In pursuance of the "Test, Track and Treat" strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day.

Notably, India has registered over 60,000 recoveries in the preceding 24 hours, which was the highest number of recoveries from the deadly virus in a single day.



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