Covid tests cross 1 crore milestone, says Health Ministry

In a major development in the fight against Covid-19, the number of Covid tests has crossed the 10 million (1 crore) milestone. This major milestone was achieved due the significance accorded to widespread testing and the focussed “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy with several follow-up measures taken in tandem by the Central government and the States/UTs. During the last 24 hours, 3,46,459 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,01,35,525. The Health ministry in their statement today said that this significant achievement has also been possible by the continuously expanding network of testing labs throughout the country. As on date, more than 1105 labs have enables people to undergo Covid tests. There are 788 labs in the government sector and 317 private labs. The various kinds of tests for Covid-19 and the labs providing these are as follows:

• Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 592 (Govt: 368 + Private: 224)

• TrueNat based testing labs: 421 (Govt: 387 + Private: 34)

• CBNAAT based testing labs: 92 (Govt: 33 + Private: 59)

“Consistent and focussed efforts for containment and management of Covid-19 by Government of India along with the States/UTs have led to the number of recovered cases among Covid-19 patients rise to 4,24,432 as of today. During the last 24 hours, a total of 15,350 Covid-19 patients have been cured,” said Health Ministry.

There are 1,71,145 more recovered patients than Covid-19 active cases. This takes the national recovery rate amongst Covid-19 to 60.86%. There are 2,53,287 active cases and all are under active medical supervision. – Times Now News

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