COVID-19 assessments in India cross three crore-mark


New Delhi, August 17

The whole variety of assessments for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the three crore-mark in India, in accordance with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) information.

A complete of three,00,41,400 samples have been examined till August 16 with 7,31,697 samples being examined on Sunday, the ICMR stated.

“Focussing on timely and aggressive testing, India has exceeded three crore tests,” the Health Ministry tweeted on Monday.

Also learn: National coronavirus loss of life toll surpasses 50,000

The whole variety of assessments for detection of COVID-19 had crossed the one crore-mark on July 6 whereas the 2 crore-mark was crossed by August 2.

Having began with one laboratory on the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune after which increasing to 100 laboratories across the starting of the lockdown, the ICMR on June 23 validated the 1,000th testing lab.

Total labs within the nation testing for COVID-19 now stand at 1,470 — 969 authorities labs and 501 non-public labs, in accordance with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 26,47,663 on Monday with a single-day spike of 57,981 infections whereas the loss of life toll crossed the 50,000-mark with 941 recent fatalities, in accordance with the Union Health Ministry information.

The recoveries surged to 19,19,842, pushing the restoration charge to 72.51 per cent, the info up to date at eight am confirmed. PTI



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