Bhubaneswar: Covid tests in Odisha doubles in 3 days. Over 42,000 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours, the highest so far in a single day. This was informed by the Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Health Department Pradip Ku Mohapatra. The Additional Chief Secretary stated that today’s was the highest number of samples tested in a single day in Odisha so far.RTPCR- 6635, Antigen- 36,002, Truenat- 124 tests in last 24 hours.
On the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Covid-19 testing capacity in the State has been increased manifold in the last couple of days.
As per Government data, from around 14,000 on August 1, the number of per-day tests increased to 40,711 on August 12. The tests would be further ramped up to control the virus, said an official statement.
In just three days, the number of tests doubled from around 19,000 on August 9 to 40,000 till August 12.
In another good sign in the fight against the virus, the Covid-19 positivity rate is gradually decreasing in the State. The rate was 4.87% on August 12 as compared to 9.82 % on August 1, the statement said.