bhubaneswar: The State government has ramped up Covid-19 testing to more than 50,000 tests per day. On 16th August, Odisha was positioned at No.4 in the country with 50,421 tests.
In terms of tests per million per day, Odisha was leading the country with 1,096 tests per million per day, among the large States category. The national average was 542 tests per million per day. The testing rate in Odisha is double the national average and ahead of States like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kerala etc.
In the coming weeks, State government intends to further increase the testing numbers in phased manner.