UP tests over 45,000 samples for Coronavirus
In Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked to pay special attention to cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Amroha and Jhansi where the number of COVID patients is increasing regularly. Meanwhile, the state yesterday tested more than 45 thousand samples for Coronavirus infection. This is the highest number of tests conducted by any state in a single day.
Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Rajneesh dubey said that more than 12 lakh samples of the patients have been tested in the state till date. It took four months to complete the test of six lakh people in the state while the other six lakh samples were tested in the last 20 days only which is a record.
In the last week, the State Government has tested more samples than the standard decided by WHO. Positivity rate of patients in the state still lies below four per cent of the tested samples.
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