U.P. starts pool testing COVID-19 samples-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it had started pool testing COVID-19 samples in the State. Meanwhile, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in U. After experimenting with pool testing, which allows testing several samples together, in Agra, the State would now expand it to other districts. The first batch of 150 samples from Agra, tested in 30 pools of five samples each, turned out negative, said Amit Mohan Prasad, principal secretary, health department. Prasad, adding that the government was expanding the pool testing to other districts.
The government has also stepped up testing, with 2,615 samples tested on Wednesday, said Mr. Prasad.
Positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in U.S With 100 positive cases, Lucknow stands only behind Agra in the State.