Tests will be conducted in accordance with the strategy/advisory issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and as per the orders issued by the Delhi government from time to time
Dr VK Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog cautioned about the carelessness and said that the challenge has not subsided yet.
A total of 3,00,41,400 samples have been tested until August 16 with 7,31,697 samples being tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.
As per health department data, there are 59 government and 63 private labs in the state. Following the decision, the waiting period for results has reduced, say officials.
Shripad Yesso Naik, Union AYUSH Minister, visited the CHC on July 28 to review the arrangements at the centre for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the testing per million for India is consistently rising and has touched 8994.7 on Wednesday.
India's Covid-19 positivity rate stands at 6.73 %, only 8 states/UTs record lower than national average
According to the World Health Organization, the Covid-19 positivity rate should be under 5 in order to contain the pandemic.
The SC bench observed during the hearing that there should be uniformity in COVID-19 testing charge in all states.
The court was hearing a plea related to the procurement of poor quality rapid testing kits.
Even as the number of COVID-19 cases is rising, average daily testing hovers around 11,000; experts say focused and ramped-up testing needed to flatten the curve.
According to the data, Telangana tested only 14 contacts per COVID-19 confirmed case, thus categorizing it under the category of states with 'less than 50th percentile of contacts tested'.
The speciality of this RT-PCR testing kit is 100 per cent concordance to true positives and true negatives.
Poonia went for testing on Sunday soon after a person present in the final rites of ex-state BJP chief Bhanwarlal Sharma tested positive on the same day and his reports came negative on Monday.
Only four states — Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh — have done 2.5 to 3.5 lakh tests each.
Saamana criticised the BJP-led UP government, saying it brought back students from Kota in Rajasthan without any testing "since they were rich", while train fares were charged from the poor.