Mumbai: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Thursday that till July 1, more than 90 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted by various laboratories across the country.
In addition, 2,29,588 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
ICMR said, “The total number of samples tested as of July 1 is 90,56,173, of which 2,29,588 samples were tested yesterday.”
In an effort to increase testing capacity, ICMR has approved a total of 1,000 COVID-19 testing laboratories in both the public (730) and private sector (270). This includes RT-PCR labs (557); TrueNat Labs (363) and CBNAAT Labs (80).
India’s COVID-19 tally broke the mark of 6 lakh cases with 19,148 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.
The total cases are now 6,04,641, of which 2,26,947 are active cases, while 3,59,860 patients have been cured / discharged / migrated.
434 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours taking the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 17,834.