Exponential rise in India’s testing; total Covid tests cross 15 cr

New Delhi, Dec 10 (Agency) India on Thursday crossed yet another milestone in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic, testing 9,22,959 samples in the past 24 hours and taking the total tests to 15,07,59,726. Along with the cumulative testing crossing 15 crore, in another significant achievement, India reported less than 40,000 new daily cases for 11 continuous days. In the last 24 hours, only 31,521 positive cases were reported in the country.

There were 37,725 new recoveries in the same period which has led to a further contraction of the active caseload. The country’s present active caseload of 3,72,293 consists of just 3.81 per cent of India’s total positive cases.