Andhra sets record, conducts 5,508 tests in single day

The Andhra Pradesh government, here on Sunday, claimed that its doctors had set a record by conducting 5,508 Covid-19 tests a day, taking the second place among states conducting maximum number of tests per million. The doctors achieved the record on Saturday even without using the rapid test kits, which are now available in the state. This was revealed at a review meeting, held by Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, here on Sunday, on the containment of coronavirus.

The testing processing would be intensified in 7-10 days by conducting over 17,500 tests a day. The officials said the health personnel would start using random test kits in two days. Random tests will be conducted in the red zones while 32,000 identified in family survey will also be tested.


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