A total of 11,72,179 samples were collected for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, the 2nd of September taking the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in India to 4,55,09,380, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.
“India witnesses an unprecedented surge in testing. Over 11,70,000 tests done in the last 24 hours. High levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas enable to diagnose cases early and facilitate seamless isolation and hospitalization. This eventually leads to a low mortality rate,” the Health Ministry informed in a tweet.
The coronavirus death toll now stands at 66,333.
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