Over 8 lakh COVID samples were tested in the country in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative testing figure has gone up to 14,77, 87,656.
The Central Government and ICMR have scaled up the testing infrastructure in a calibrated manner. India’s testing capacity has touched 15 lakh per day ensuring easily accessible COVID-19 tests for all.
Health Ministry has said that very high levels of testing has lead to early identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment of COVID-19 cases.
It said, this also leads to cutting down deaths and saves many precious lives. Higher volumes of testing have also ensured lower daily positivity rate which continues to remain at around 3.5 per cent.
The country is undertaking almost 5 times the number of daily tests per million of the population as per the standards prescribed by WHO.
Starting from just one testing lab at National Institute of Virology, Pune, in January this year, the country today has two thousand 207 labs for testing Covid samples which includes one thousand 188 government and one thousand 19 private labs.
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