GUWAHATI: Assam has touched the three lakh test figure on Monday and is in sixth position among other Indian states who conducted COVID-19 tests according to per million population. The state conducted one lakh tests in just 9 days and expects to do more according to Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“On 13th June, the total number of conducted tests was 2 lakhs and today it has touched the 3 lakhs figure. Within 9 days we have conducted 1 lakh tests and in the next 1 week we will achieve much higher,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing the media in Guwahati on Monday.
He added, “The states that are ahead of us are Himachal with 8475, Rajasthan with 8582 tests, Tamil Nadu with 11,000 tests, Delhi with 19,000 tests and Andhra Pradesh with 12,000 tests. Now we are among the top 6 states who have conducted the highest COVID-19 tests (per million population).”
It is to be mentioned that the Mortality rate in Assam is .16% with 10 deaths till date and recovery rate is 63.3%.
“Assam is performing better in comparison to other states of India,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.