Andhra Pradesh has gradually ramped-up its testing capacity for Covid-19 and conducted over 70,584 tests in a day and the Tests Per Million (TPM) has increased to 34,083 and continue to be top in the country.
In the last 10 days, since July 20, as many as 5,04,477 tests have been conducted with an average of 50,447.7 tests every single day
In fact, like no other State, Andhra Pradesh is spending Rs 5 crore per day only for the tests. As the number of tests taking place is increasing every day, and hence the number of positive cases is also high. The government has been spending Rs 350 crore per month on COVID care despite the severe financial crunch.
Going into the details, TPM of AP is at 34,083, while the country’s average is only at 12,793. The positive rate of the State is 6.61 percent and the recovery rate is at 46.02 percent. The mortality rate in AP is only 1.01 percent while it is 2.23 percent in the country