1 million Covid-19 tests later: India at bottom in terms of positive cases


By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: May 3, 2020 6:08:31 pm





On Saturday, India performed 1,043,000 tests in complete until about 9 pm. In the final one month, each day testing has been ramped up, touching about 75,000 samples on May 1. (Representational/Express photograph: Prashant Nadkar)
In comparability with 5 different nations that performed at least 10 lakh Covid-19 tests, India has the least quantity of positive cases whereas Spain had recorded the best, in response to the Press Information Bureau.

Data sourced from three databases was used to match case figures in six nations — India, USA, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Italy — when testing crossed the million mark.

However, it have to be famous that the testing standards differs from nation to nation and it’s unclear whether or not the whole quantity of tests embody retests on the identical sufferers. While India had largely restricted its testing initially to international travellers and their contacts and well being staff who’re symptomatic, it will definitely included all these with flu-like signs, regardless of journey or contact historical past, in the hotspots. Also, head-to-head comparability of nations is troublesome owing to a spread of variables at play. For instance, Spain and Italy had begun testing on a large-scale a lot forward of others. And nations just like the US didn’t implement a stricter lockdown like India.

On Saturday, India performed 1,043,000 tests in complete until about 9 pm. In the final one month, each day testing has been ramped up, touching about 75,000 samples on May 1.

Testing has additionally been elevated as manpower was diverted from different programmes, and outfitted laboratories in the federal government sector, and later in the personal sector too, have been roped in to conduct tests. Currently, there are 419 laboratories, together with about 100 in the personal sector, which conduct the tests – there have been nearly 20-30 in March.

A comparability of the present each day testing figures all over the world exhibits that it’s about 1,50,000 in the US, 1,20,000 in the UK (which simply began mass testing), 50,000 in Germany and 15,000 in South Korea.

While critics have identified that the testing figures don’t appear very spectacular vis-a-vis India’s estimated 130 crore inhabitants, the federal government has maintained that rather less than half the districts in the nation stay free of COVID-19.

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