India, Sept. 2 -- Delhi conducted 28,835 tests for Covid-19 on Wednesday - the highest ever so far.

The peak in capital's testing comes a week after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that testing would be doubled to 40,000 a day in the capital.

With Wednesday's record number of testings, Delhi beat its previous record of having tested 24,592 samples on August 8. On Tuesday (September 1), 24,198 samples had been tested.

On Wednesday, India crossed the 1-million tests a day mark for the second consecutive days.

Health ministry data shows that Delhi conducts the second highest tests per million in the country, after Goa.

Wednesday's data also showed that just over one in three of the 28,835 tests (around 9,612 samples) cond...