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More than 1.1 million samples tested till now for coronavirus, says ICMR

A day earlier, the medical research body had said that currently there are 315 government and 111 private laboratories, operational and reporting to it

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A medic collects samples for swab tests from a COVID-19 mobile testing van, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Ramakrishna Mission area in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
A medic collects samples for swab tests from a COVID-19 mobile testing van, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Ramakrishna Mission area in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

More than 1.1 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 as of Monday morning, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

"A total of 11,07,233 samples have been tested as on May 4, 9 am," ICMR said.

A day earlier, the medical research body had said that currently there are 315 government and 111 private laboratories, operational and reporting to it.

According to ICMR, there are 363 labs, including government and private, conducting Real-Time RT PCR test for Covid-19 in the country. While 42 laboratories are engaged in TrueNat Test and 21 for CBNAAT Test in India currently.

India's count of Covid-19 cases has reached 42,533, including 1,373 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. 2,553 more cases were reported and 72 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 29,453 active cases while 11,706 Covid-19 positive patients have been cured/discharged and one migrated.

First Published: Mon, May 04 2020. 14:32 IST
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