India Surpasses WHO’s COVID-19 Testing Recommendation By 6 Times, Claims Govt

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Monday tweeted that India has surpassed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation of conducting 140 tests per day per million population for COVID-19 by nearly six times.

“India has exceeded 140 tests/day/million population as advised by @WHO by nearly 6 times. Several states/UTs have demonstrated better performance than the national average,” the ministry tweeted.

The graph, shared by the Health Ministry, showed that on average, India is conducting 828 tests per day per million population, with Delhi conducting the highest average number of tests daily (2,717) and Rajasthan lowest (280).

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR’s) data, until Sunday, a total of 7,99,82,394 tests had been conducted in the country with 989,860 samples on Sunday.


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