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MHA Directs ICMR To Increase Delhi’s COVID19 Testing Facility From 27,000 To 37,200 Per Day

Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said that to speed up Delhi’s COVID-19 testing facilities, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) increased the RT-PCR testing capacity from 27,000 tests to 37,200 RT-PCR tests per day. 

“ICMR has increased RT-PCR testing capacity from 27,000 tests/day to 37,200 RT-PCR tests per day on directions of Home Minister Amit Shah. 30,735 RT-PCR samples collected in Delhi on 19 Nov as compared to 12,055 RT-PCR samples on 15 Nov,” MHA tweeted.

The highest number of daily cases in India was recorded in Delhi with 6,608 new cases registered in the last 24 hours, taking the number of active cases to 40,936. So far 5,17,238 cases have been reported, including 4,68,143 recoveries, and 8,159 deaths.

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Total number of coronavirus cases in India crosses 700

No.of Cases in India Infected: 724 Death: 17 Recovered: 66

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