Despite new variant, testing in many districts still way below WHO rules
The Times of India Mumbai|December 09, 2021
Even in the face of the threat from a new variant, testing remains a problem in several districts.
Sumitra Deb Roy

Mumbai: The state’s public health department pointed out on Wednesday that several districts are carrying out less than 100 tests per million population. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a minimum of 140 tests per day per million population.

Testing overall has remained less than desired in the state, experts have pointed out. For most of November, daily testing in Maharashtra remained in the range of 1 lakh to 1.2 lakh tests. Of that, Mumbai has been carrying out almost 35% to 40% of the tests.

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