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The number of tests has been increased by identifying the corona patients across the country. Nonetheless, the number of tests, which was earlier higher in MP has declined. According to figures released by the government, the total number of tests conducted on August 1 was 16,000, but now, it has declined.

Home minister Narottam Mishra said on Friday that the number of corona tests was being increased.

He said the figure would go up to 21, 000 each day by the next week, and 30,000 daily after that. As the number of tests has increased, that of swab samples has lessened, he said.

According to reports, there were 16,198 test reports on August 1. On August 2, swab samples of 15, 731 people were tested. On August 3, the number of tests was 12, 862 while on August 4, it was 13, 361. On August 5, the number was 12, 318.

Nevertheless, the swab samples of only 8, 443 people were tested. According to report on Friday, nearly 13, 437 people were tested.

The load of the virus is increasing in many cities in the state. Reports from Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Barwani and Gwalior depict a grim scenario.

The main reason for the government not conducting tests is to keep the number of patients under control.

Once the number of tests increases, that of patients will go up. The rising number of patients means the government has to arrange treatment for them.

There are many districts, which lack facilities for treatment. Medical facilities have been improved in Bhopal during the lockdown. Against this backdrop, the number of tests is being kept under control.

According to a report on Thursday, the ratio of tests in terms of positivity rate was 9.8% in the state.

According to doctors, if the number of corona tests is not increased, there will be delay in identifying patients. For this reason, the number of cases will reach its peak late, and the corona pandemic will linger.

In Delhi and Mumbai, the number of tests has been increased to identify patients. Accordingly, the situation is slowly getting under control in both cities.

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