COVID19 Testing Has Been Increased By Three Times, 18,000 Tests Conducted Per Day: Kejriwal

Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that tests in the state have tripled and now 18,000 tests are being conducted per day in the national capital.

Kejriwal said, “Trial has increased three times; earlier it was five thousand tests per day, now it is about eighteen thousand per day. Now people do not face any issue in getting tested for COVID-19.”

He said that there are 25,000 active cases in Delhi and 33,000 people have been recovered. 6,000 people are in hospitals and 12,000 are undergoing home treatment.

“There were 24,000 active cases in Delhi last week and today 25,000 cases are active. 1,000 cases have been found in just one week, now the situation is stabilizing. 33,000 people have recovered and 6000 people are in hospital and 12,000 people are getting treatment at home,” Kejriwal said.

The Chief Minister said that antigen tests are being conducted with the help of the Central Government.

“With the help of the central government, we are conducting an antigen test, which will result in 15-30 minutes,” he said.

The national capital is the second most worst-hit state of the country. The state has reported 3,000 positive cases for the 3rd straight day taking the total number of cases to 59, 746. The death toll of the state has risen to 2,175 as 63 new deaths were reported in the last 24hrs.

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