Day after record high, testing drops by a lakh

A day after India registered a record high of 9.18 lakh Covid-19 tests in a single day, testing dropped on Thursday to just over 8 lakh samples, the health ministry said on Friday. New cases remained high at 68,898, dropping slightly from 69,652 recorded a day ago. This resulted in a spike in daily positivity rate to 8.5%, though it remains close to the cumulative 8.6%, as compared to 7.5% on the previous day.


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