Need To Increase COVID19 Testing In 10 Most-Affected States: PM Modi To CMs

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that in states where the examination rate is low and the positivity rate is high, there is a need to increase the coronavirus test.

He said that “if we defeat the coronavirus in these 10 states then the country will also win”.

Speaking in a meeting with the Chief Ministers organized through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said that the country would also win if we beat the coronavirus in 10 states.

“States that have low test rates and high positivity rates, particularly in Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Telangana, need to increase testing. A view has emerged that testing should be increased in these states,” he said.

“Today 80 percent of the active cases are in these ten states. Therefore, the role of all these states is huge in the fight against coronavirus. The number of active cases is more than 6 lakhs. Most of these cases are in these ten states,” he said.

“That’s why these states felt the need to sit together, review and discuss the issue. From this discussion, we got to learn a lot from each other’s experiences as well. If we defeat coronavirus in these 10 states then the country will also win,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the number of tests has reached 7 lakhs per day and is continuously increasing.

He said that if we put more effort in a focused way, we can achieve the target of reducing the case fatality rate (CFR) below 1 per cent.

“The average death rate was much lower than before in the world. It’s a matter of satisfaction. It’s steadily decreasing.

The percentage of active cases has decreased and the recovery rate has increased. Therefore, it means that our efforts are proving effective, ”the Prime Minister said.

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“The most important thing is that it has also increased confidence in people. Their confidence has increased and their fear of infection has also decreased. If we try more in a focused way then we can achieve the target to bring down CFR to less than 1 per cent,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that efforts such as better management in hospitals and increasing the number of ICU beds have helped a lot.

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According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there were 53,601 new coronavirus viruses and 871 deaths in India in the last 24 hours.

The COVID-19 rally has increased to 22,68,676, including 6,39,929 active cases, 15,83,4 and 45,257 deaths.

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