India completes 1 million Covid-19 tests: what's remarkable about it

NEW DELHI: India reported the fewest cases after completing one million coronavirus tests across the country.

According to data collected by the Ministry of Health, the Indian Council for Medical Research and Our World in Data, there were 39,980 cases in India when the country completed a million Covid-19 tests. In comparison, Spain had more than 200,194 cases, while EE. USA He had 164,620 cases.

* As of May 3, 2020, only a few countries had crossed the one million test mark. Of which, the data is available only for the countries considered above. (Data from India as of May 3, 2020 (8 a.m.))

On Saturday, India crossed 1 million Covid-19 (RT-PCR) tests, a milestone, recording more than 75,000 tests per day with 419 laboratories working across the country.

With almost a 24-hour work schedule, 7 days a week, 7 days a week in the past month to accelerate India's health infrastructure amid a deadly pandemic, these 40 days of national closure have seen the government press 14 mentoring institutions like AIIMS, PGI Chandigarh, CMC Vellore, JIPMER Puducherry, SGPIMS Lucknow, AIIMS Bhubaneshwar, etc. to assist and train these medical colleges/laboratories/hospitals in testing.

In addition, 15 institutions across the country are working as warehouses to supply test kits/material to these laboratories.

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> India also has one of the lowest death rates of 3.3% of the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths of 0.09 people by a lakh population compared to the main critical points of the pandemic in the world, including South Korea, which is seen as the best performing in that it contains the disease, and China that resorted to measures such as mass quarantine to limit the pandemic.

Among the first countries to become infected with the Covid-19 outbreak, South Korea did well by limiting its total count to 10,780 cases and deaths in 250. Its fatality rate is among the lowest at 2.3%, while deaths per lakh population has been at 0.48, higher than China at 0.33 and India's 0.09, which is the lowest among all major countries, according to trends captured at the Coronavirus Resource Center, Johns Hopkins University.