More than 9 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

A record high of more than 9 lakh COVID-19 tests were done in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Thursday.

“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%,” Health Ministry tweeted.

“Early identification through TESTING, surveillance & contact TRACING along with focus on timely and appropriate clinical TREATMENT of #COVID19 patients have ensured that only a small proportion of active cases are on ventilator support,” it said.