Nearly 11 lakh 60 thousand COVID samples were tested in the country in last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative testing figure has reached nearly 13 crore 49 lakh mark. 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 lead to early identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment of COVID-19 cases. It said, this also leads to low Fatality Rate. Higher volumes of testing have also ensured lower daily positivity rate which stands at around 3.5 percent.
Starting from just one testing lab at National Institute of Virology, Pune, in January this year, the country today has two thousand 138 labs for testing Covid samples which include one thousand 167 government and 971 private labs.