New Delhi/Chandigarh, October 29, 2020: India has demonstrated a consistent increase in the COVID-19 testing infrastructure since Jan 2020 resulting in an exponential increase in its testing numbers.
The country’s testing capacities have been ramped up multiple times and 15 lakh tests can be done very day now.
With 10,75,760 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests have crossed 10.65 crore (10,65,63,440).
Nearly 11 lakh tests have been conducted daily on an average during the past six weeks.
As evidence has revealed, comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate.
The sharp decline in national cumulative positivity rate has demonstrated that the rate of spread of infection is being effectively contained.
The cumulative positivity rate has been falling progressively and has touched 7.54% today
The declining trend of cumulative positivity rate in the past three weeks is a testimony of the wide expansion of the country’s testing facilities.
One crore tests were conducted in the last nine days and the daily positivity rate stands at 4.64%.
India continues to maintain the declining trend of the active cases.
Active cases stand at 6,03,687 today. It comprises only 7.51% of the total positive cases of the country.
The declining trend of the active cases is supported by rising number of recovered cases.
The total recovered cases have crossed 73 lakh (73,15,989). 56,480 have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases stand at 49,881.
49,881 new confirmed cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. 517 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 6.30 pm)
In Chandigarh, in the last 24 hours, 43 patients were cured and discharged, while 80 new patients were diagnosed with Covid-19.
One fatality was reported – a 21 year old girl resident of Sector 25, who as a case of Chronic Kidney Disease and tested COVID positive, expired at PGIMER on 29-10-2020.
With this, the total COVID-19 deaths in the UT are 225
The number of active cases are 629. Results of 117 samples is waited