Mumbai: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that around 91 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted across India so far and this figure will soon touch the figure of one crore.
“We have conducted around 91 lakh tests in the country. This figure is going to reach one crore soon. All these figures prove in themselves that India has fought very strongly against COVID-19 and has succeeded in it,” said Dr. Vardhan.
He said, “People of the country need not panic, the number of cases in the country of 135 crore people is six lakhs. Out of these 6 lakh people, 3 lakh 60 thousand people have been recovered and gone home. Most of the patients are in a position to recover and go home. The death rate is the lowest in the world at 2.94 percent.”
The minister said that the recovery rate has reached almost 60 percent and our doubling rate has reached 21-22 days.
He said, “Today we are doing such a large-scale test. Yesterday, we conducted about 2 lakh 30 thousand tests in the country. The journey started with one laboratory. Today we have developed 1,065 laboratories in the country.”
Even now, the country is not making full use of the preparations we have made. If we count our COVID hospitals, COVID health centers, and COVID care centers, more than 1.3 million beds are still available, ”he said.
He said that 118 lakh PPE kits have been distributed to the people of the country while 195 lakh N-95 masks have been distributed.