“With extensive testing and timely treatment, the mortality rate stands at 1.24 per cent which is much lower than the national average of 2.86 percent,” a senior officer said.
Out of the total 78 labs, there are 19 VRDL labs with an ideal capacity of 30,340 tests per day and 47 Truenat labs with a testing capacity of 8,125 tests per day.
Every district in Andhra Pradesh is equipped with at least one VRDL lab and a minimum of three TRUENAT test labs run by the state government.
“The first lab for COVID19 was established on March 7, 2020 in AP. From zero labs as on March 6, AP increased its lab capacity to 78 labs in all. Apart from 15 testing facility centers, Covid-19 tests are being conducted in 4 private labs, 19 VRDL labs, 47 Truenat labs, 5CBNAAT, 2NACO and 5 CLIA labs,” the Chief Minister’s office said.
While it took 59 days to complete the first one lakh Covid-19 tests, the state completed the next three lakh tests in 12 days while the one million tests were completed in less than 125 days.