Mumbai: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has conducted a record number of more than 4.2 lakh COVID tests for the first time on a single day by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday.
According to an official release from the Union Health Ministry, 4,20,898 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the test per million (TPM) increased to 11,485 and the cumulative test increased to 1,58,49,068 and both continued to be maintained. There is an increasing trend.
The ministry said, “This advanced number comes to a height of 3,50,000 tests which have been done every day continuously for the past one week.”
“The Central Government has advised all the State / Union Territory Governments to maintain a strategy of “Test, Track and Treat” with aggressive testing, which may lead to a higher number of daily positive cases initially, but in the end, the decline Will have to be faced as has been done after the demonstrations. The targeted efforts of the central government in Delhi, “the Health Ministry said.
The case fatality rate is continuing its downward trend, which means that the collective efforts of the Central and State / UT Governments have resulted in the investigation of mortality due to COVID-19.
“It fell to 2.35 percent on Saturday. India has the lowest death rate in the world,” he said.
It added that in the past 24 hours, the cumulative number of cases recovered by 32,223 COVID patients has reached 8,49,431. The recovery rate has reached a high of 63.54 percent.
The ministry said the difference between the recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,93,360.
According to the Union Health Ministry, India reported a spike of 48,916 coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total COVID-19 positive cases to 13,36,861 including 4,56,071 active cases, and 8,49,431 cured/discharged/migrated cases.
With 757 deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 31,358.