Bengaluru: Karnataka has crossed the mark of testing four lakh people for COVID-19 till Tuesday with a positivity rate of 1.4 per cent and a recovery rate of 44 per cent, said a minister on Wednesday.
“Karnataka crossed 4 lakh tests mark on Tuesday. So far we have tested 4,00,257 samples,” said Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar.
The state could manage to examine so many people by gradually raising its COVID-19 testing labs to 71 across the state. It set a target to raise the labs to 60 by May end and reached the goal early.
For several days, the state tested around 10,000 people on an average which has declined a little in the past few days.
On Tuesday, Karnataka tested 7,036 people. Of these, 6,397 reports returned negative.
The minister said Karnataka has a Covid recovery rate of 44 per cent. “With 2,605 discharges and 5,921 cumulative cases, Karnataka’s recovery rate remains healthy at 44 per cent,” Sudhakar added.
Currently, the state has 3,248 active cases.