In comparability with 5 different international locations that performed at the very least 10 lakh Covid-19 checks, India has the least variety of constructive circumstances whereas Spain had recorded the very best, in accordance with the Press Information Bureau.
Data sourced from three databases was used to check case figures in six international locations — India, USA, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Italy — when testing crossed the million mark.
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However, it should be famous that the testing standards differs from nation to nation and it’s unclear whether or not the full variety of checks embrace retests on the identical sufferers. While India had largely restricted its testing initially to international travellers and their contacts and well being staff who’re symptomatic, it will definitely included all these with flu-like signs, no matter journey or contact historical past, within the hotspots. Also, head-to-head comparability of nations is tough owing to a wide range of variables at play. For instance, Spain and Italy had begun testing on a large-scale a lot forward of others. And international locations just like the US didn’t implement a stricter lockdown like India.
On Saturday, India performed 1,043,000 checks in whole until about 9 pm. In the final one month, day by day testing has been ramped up, touching about 75,000 samples on May 1.
Testing has additionally been elevated as manpower was diverted from different programmes, and outfitted laboratories within the authorities sector, and later within the non-public sector too, have been roped in to conduct checks. Currently, there are 419 laboratories, together with about 100 within the non-public sector, which conduct the checks – there have been nearly 20-30 in March.
A comparability of the present day by day testing figures all over the world reveals that it’s about 1,50,000 within the US, 1,20,000 within the UK (which simply began mass testing), 50,000 in Germany and 15,000 in South Korea.
While critics have identified that the testing figures don’t appear very spectacular vis-a-vis India’s estimated 130 crore inhabitants, the federal government has maintained that rather less than half the districts within the nation stay freed from COVID-19.
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