COVID-19: India is testing adequately, even slightly better than Korea (!)

The Indian response to the COVID-19 emergency is being led by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Fallacy 1: The total number of tests conducted by India is inadequate

Fallacy 2: The number of tests per capita conducted by India is extremely inadequate

  • India — 19 tests per million
  • Italy — 5500 tests per million
  • Austria — 4100 tests per million
  • US — 1500 tests per million
  • UK — 1500 tests per million
  • West Africa —5000 Ebola tests per million
  • India — 0 Ebola tests per million
  • India — 43 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  • Taiwan — 99 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  • South Korea — 32 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  • Italy — 3 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  • Austria — 5 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  • US — 6 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  • UK — 9 additional precautionary tests per infected individual
  1. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/1-in-50-coronavirus-tests-in-india-are-positive-compared-to-italy-s-1-in-4-120032601500_1.html

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