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Odisha to conduct 1 lakh COVID-19 tests per day: ILS Director

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has set a target of conducting one lakh COVID-19 tests per day in the state, informed Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Director Dr Ajay Parida on Wednesday.

“Number of rapid antigen tests will be increased significantly and contact tracing will be emphasized for early isolation of the COVID-19 infected persons,” said Parida.

There is no scarcity in testing kits as several companies are now manufacturing those. Such kits have already been sent to District Headquarters Hospitals and Municipal Corporations of the state in large numbers, he said

The COVID-19 infection is approaching towards its peak in Odisha and the rate of infection will drop subsequently, he added.

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