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Record 74593 Covid-19 tests done in J&K in single day: Officials


SRINAGAR: Authorities on Sunday said that record 74593 covid-19 tests were carried out on Sunday.

“J&K continues to implement an aggressive Covid Testing strategy. The highest number of tests today: 74593. (Jammu: 34544, Kashmir: 40049),” Health Health & Medical Education Department J&K said in a tweet. “We appreciate the efforts of the Covid warriors!”

However, it was far lesser than the target of 2 lakh tests set by Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Wednesday last. Among others, he had directed the authorities to immediately activate emergency control rooms and re-activate the panchayat-level isolation facilities to contain the rural spread of the disease.

The Chief Secretary had directed ramping up of testing facilities in J&K to conduct over 2 lakh daily tests in the coming days while maintaining the contact tracing ratio at 1:15. Mehta was chairing the meeting of the Covid task force on Wednesday in which officials from different departments were present. (GNS)


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