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Record of 21.23 lakh of Covid-19 tests performed in a single day: Center | India News


NEW DELHI: India has set a record for performing the highest Covid-19 tests in a single day with more than 21.23 lakhs of fresh tests, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
This is also the fifth day in a row that more than 20 lakhs of testing have been conducted in India, he said.
Altogether, there have been 21,23,782 tests carried out in the last 24 hours in the country.
The ministry also said that the cumulative number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered in the country exceeded 19.50 million rupees on Sunday.
“A total of 19,50,04,184 doses of vaccine have been administered through 28,00,808 sessions, according to the interim report until 7 am today,” he said.
“These include 97,52,900 TS who have taken the first dose and 67,00,614 TS who have taken the second dose, 1,49,52,345 PDA (first dose), 83,26,534 PDA (second dose), 99,93,908 recipients under Age group 18 to 44 years (1st dose), 6,06,90,560 (1st dose) and 97,87,289 (2nd dose) beneficiaries 45 to 60 years old and 5,65,55,558 beneficiaries of the first dose and 1, 82,44,476 of the second dose beneficiaries over 60 years, “said the ministry.
The Daily Positivity Rate has dropped to 11.34 percent and India’s total number of active cases has dropped to 28.05,399 on Sunday.
“There is a net decrease of 1.18,001 in the last 24 hours. It now comprises 10.57 percent of the country’s total positive cases. Seven states cumulatively account for 66.88 percent of India’s total active cases, ”the ministry said in a statement.

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