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  • RT-PCR, Rapid Antigen Test capacities substantially scaled up in all States: Health Ministry

    Published on September 16, 2020

    Health Ministry has said that RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) capacities have been substantially scaled up in all States.

    In a tweet, the Ministry said that everyday on an average more than 9.5 lakh  samples are tested by government  labs  and  more than 1.2 lakh samples  in private  labs.

    It said, at this rate, India is slated to overtake USA in testing.

    The Ministry said, while the number of daily tests has increased as an integral part of Chase  the  Virus  strategy, States have been advised that all symptomatic negatives of Rapid Antigen Tests are mandatorily subjected to RT-PCR.