India tests over 3.52 crore COVID-19 samples so far

India tests over 3.52 crore COVID-19 samples so far

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The Union health ministry on Sunday announced that the total number of samples tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in India has reached 3.52 crore after more than eight lakh samples were tested for six days in a row.

The Union Health Ministry informed that the country has performed 8,01,147 COVID-19 tests, taking the total figures to 3,52,92,220.

The steep rise in the testing is a result of effective implementation of the aggressive testing strategy of the Centre through a focussed and graded approach it further said.
The rising average daily tests during the past three weeks present a strong depiction of the progress made in the enhancement of COVID-19 tests across the country.

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Focusing on the “test, track and treat” policy, the tests per million have seen a boost touching 25,574 on Sunday.

The testing strategy also ensured a steady expansion of the national lab network. Till date, the government has created 1,515 labs are providing comprehensive testing facilities to the people, out of which 983 labs in the government sector and 532 private labs. These include: RT PCR labs: 780, TrueNat labs: 617 and CBNAAT labs: 118.

India’s Covid-19 tally on Sunday surged over 3 million after 69,239 cases and 912 were logged in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry’s dashboard. The total cases include 707,668 active cases 22,80,566 recoveries and nearly 57,000 deaths. India is the only nation after Brazil and the United States that has logged more than 3 million cases.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Aug 23, 2020