Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday harassed on the necessity to improve coronavirus testing in Gujarat in view of the “excessive positivity price” prevailing within the state.
The PM made the suggestion throughout his digital interplay with chief ministers of 10 states, together with Gujarat’s Vijay Rupani, on the newest Covid-19 state of affairs.
“Testing must be ramped up especiallyin these states the place testing price is low and positivity price is excessive.
These states are Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal and Telangana.
“This suggestion to extend testing in these states emerged throughout this assessment assembly,” mentioned Modi in his deal with.
After participating within the digital meet from Gandhinagar, chief minister Rupani, in an announcement, mentioned he had knowledgeable the PM that Gujarat’s every day testing common is 456 exams per million.
“Gujarat has 34 government-run and 59 personal laboratories to conduct such a excessive variety of exams. As well as, fast antigen exams are being performed in every district and in main cities,” mentioned the assertion.
Rupani added that round 47,000 Covid-19 beds and a couple of,300 ventilators are at the moment obtainable within the state.
Sustaining that Gujarat’s affected person restoration price is greater than 76 per cent, Rupani knowledgeable the PM that there are about 14,000 lively circumstances within the state at current, whereas round 55,000 sufferers have been discharged until now.
Rupani additionally mentioned Gujarat’s mortality price on account of coronavirus has gone down from 7.eight per cent to 2.1 per cent.
The chief minister expressed confidence that the nation will defeat the pandemic with Modi’s steady steering, the discharge mentioned.
Until August 11, Gujarat has recorded 73,238 Covid-19 circumstances.