India exceeds 140 tests/day/million population as advised by WHO by nearly 6 times

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday said that with 828 tests/day per million population, India  has exceeded World Health Organization (WHO) advisory on COVID-19 testing by almost six times.

The Ministry further added that many Indian states and Union Territories (UTs) are performing significantly better than even the national average in conducting tests.

As per a graph shared by the Union Health Ministry, India is performing 828 tests per day per million population, as per the latest data.

Delhi with a testing average of 2,717 stands at the top in the country, followed by Goa (1,319), and Karnataka (1,261).

Meanwhile, Rajasthan with 280 tests being conducted per day per million population is at the bottom of the list.

As per the MoHFW on Sunday, the COVID-19 count is at 65,49,374, including 9,37,625 active cases in the country. The count also includes 55,09,967 cured and discharged or migrated cases and 1,01,782 deaths.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,89,92,534 samples have been tested up to October 2 for COVID-19 in the country. Out of these 11,42,131 samples were tested on Friday.

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