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Health Secretary writes to state govts about alarming fall in COVID-19 testing rates

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#COVID19 testing rates pic.twitter.com/Amj4C0ga9S "In the absence of sustained levels of sufficient testing, it is very difficult to determine the true level of infection spread in a geography," Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter sent to the northeastern state of Nagaland, which has reduced testing by more than a third in two months.

The letter highlighted that, “it is important that the state government maintains high testing given the increase in travelling, due to various events such as marriages, festive celebrations, vacations.

A decrease in testing would undermine the actual infection spread within the community."  India reported on Wednesday 9,283 new COVID-19 cases, a day after recording 7,579 infections - the

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