Record 35K samples taken in single day

Record 35K samples taken in single day

Covid testing under way in Gurugram on Saturday. S Chandan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21

Haryana today took a record 35,037 samples for Covid, the highest samples taken on a single day with 10,200 taken from Gurugram district alone.

Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, said that the government has set a target of 30,000 tests for the state every day.

“At present, we are concentrating on increasing testing in Gurugram, Faridabad, Hisar and Rohtak where the cases are much higher,” he added.

He said that of the 10,200 samples collected from Gurugram, 5,700 were for RTPCR tests while 4,500 were tested by random antigen test.

He said that Gurugram is the highest-testing district in Haryana with total tests at 4,52,860 out of 31,41,508 samples tested across the state so far.

Among other districts, Faridabad tested 2,588 samples, Jhajjar 1,509, Rohtak 1,494, Sonepat 1,479, Ambala 1,435, Jind 1,291 and Hisar 1,186.

Among the districts with low number of tests today are Panipat 881 and Rewari and Panchkula 891 each.

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