India ramps up testing to fight Covid-19

Lab capacity touches 1,000: number of recoveries growing too

GN Bureau | June 24, 2020


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Battling the novel coronavirus outbreak, India has significantly ramped up the testing facilities, with more than 2 lakh samples tested in the last 24 hours – the highest so far, an official note said on Wednesday.

With 2,15,195 samples tested Tuesday, the total number of samples tested thus far is 73,52,911. While 1,71,587 samples were tested in government labs, 43,608 were tested by private labs. Private labs have also reached the highest per day sampling with this quantity.

As a testimony to the ever growing network of diagnostic labs for testing Covid-19, India now has 1,000 labs, including 730 in the government sector and 270 private labs.

The break-up is as below:
•    Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 557 (Govt: 359 + Private: 198)
•    TrueNat based testing labs: 363 (Govt: 343 + Private: 20)
•    CBNAAT based testing labs: 80 (Govt: 28 + Private: 52)

The number of Covid-19 patients recovering every day is growing too. During the 24 hours to Wednesday afternoon, a total of 10,495 patients have been cured. A total of 2,58,684 patients have been cured. The recovery rate is 56.71% amongst COVID-19 patients.

Currently, there are 1,83,022 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.
 

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