Rajasthan Will Do 40,000 COVID19 Tests Per Day: State Health Minister Raghu Sharma

Mumbai: Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday that the Rajasthan government has targeted to conduct 40,000 COVID-19 tests against the current capacity of 25,000 tests per day.

The state’s health department had initially targeted 25,000 tests daily, which was achieved on Monday. Now the next goal is to do 40,000 tests per day.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the government’s full focus is on testing.

Sharma said that 40 lakh trials have been conducted in the country so far, of which 5,18,350 have been tested in Rajasthan so far.

“Our test capacity has increased from zero to 25,150. He said that in the coming days our test capacity will increase to about 40,000 with the Cobas-8800 machines coming in.”

The Cobus-8800 machines can reportedly test between 1,400 and 4,000 samples every day.

The Health Minister said that the ICMR has given permission to set up a test facility in the Sirohi district.

With this, testing facilities are available in 16 districts of the state. He said that testing facilities will be made available in all the districts of the state in the coming days. There are 33 districts in Rajasthan. 

The minister said that the recovery of 75 out of 100 infected COVID-19 patients in the state is a matter of relief for the department.

He said that compared to other states of the country, Rajasthan has a much better patient recovery ratio.

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