Corona tests in AP crossed Million Mark
Andhrapradesh, which is ahead than all the states in the country interms of conducting Corona testa has reached to a bench mark on Monday. The number of swab tests conducted has crossed one million. Which is highest number in the nation.
The state recorded 10,17,123 tests so far. With extensive testing and timely treatment, the mortality rate stands at 1.24 per cent which is much lower than the national average of 2.86 per cent,” the Andhra Chief Minster’s Office stated in a release.
“While it took 59 days to complete the first one lakh COVID-19 tests, the state has consistently increased the testing capacity and completed the last three lakh tests in just 12 days,” the release added.
The state government also said that the tests per million population in Andhra Pradesh have reached 19,047 against the national average of 6,878 tests per million.
A total of 78 laboratories including government, private, and TrueNat labs along with dedicated hospitals for treating COVID patients are conducting the tests.
YS Jagan led Andhra government has adopted a three-pronged strategy of tracing, testing, and treatment to contain the spread and intensity of COVID-19. The government is also providing financial assistance of Rs 2,000 to the patients discharged from hospital.