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India Testing 1.1 Lakh COVID-19 Samples In A Day: ICMR Chief

From having only one lab for testing of COVID-19, to having 612 labs, India has come a long way, informed ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava

India Testing 1.1 Lakh COVID-19 Samples In A Day: ICMR Chief
Highlights
  • India has 612 labs - 430 public labs, 182 private labs for COVID-19 testing
  • India has a very high recovery rate, low fatality rate (2.87%): ICMR Chief
  • At present, COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 41.61 per cent: Health Ministr

New Delhi: India is testing about 1.1 lakh COVID-19 samples in a day at 612 labs, ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday (May 27). Mr Bhargava said the number of labs to test the samples have increased from one lab in January to 612 labs now. “In January we had just one lab for testing, National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. On February 28, we had 14 public labs. On March 31, we had 125 public labs and 52 private labs for testing. Today we have 612 labs, out of which 430 are public labs and 182 are private labs. The testing has gone up in the last few months and 1.1 lakh samples are tested daily,” he said at the regular media briefing here on the COVID-19 situation.

Mr Bhargava said India has low fatality rate in COVID-19 infections.

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In terms of fatality rate, we have surprisingly found a low fatality rate in India, which is very good because it is the ultimate thing. Ultimately we are interested in patients surviving, whether he gets COVID-19, or does not COVID-19, he has to survive. There are several hypotheses on this, that we are living in bad hygiene, we have higher immunity, we have been given certain injections in the past. But all these are hypothesis but we cannot say anything clearly on any factor. Hope it continues, he said.

Mr Bhargava said that India is tackling COVID-19 effectively.

In India, we have a very high recovery rate, a very low fatality rate, the number of cases per lakh population is also very low compared to the rest of the world. We have also ramped up testing. These are the four pillars as far as the tackling COVID-19 is concerned and we are effectively tackling it, he said.

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He also said that guidelines have been issued to states for immediate testing for symptomatic migrant workers.

Most states have been working with the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) to deploy TrueNAT machines for COVID-19 testing. Indigenous manufacturers have been hand-held. They are delivering well, he said.

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in India has been improving considerably while the fatality rate is among the lowest in the world.

A total of 60,490 patients have recovered so far from COVID-19. The recovery rate continues to improve and at present it is 41.61 per cent. The fatality rate is among the lowest in the world and it is at 2.87 per cent now, he said.

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Mr Agarwal further said that COVID-19 cases in India were being reported at a much lower rate per lakh population than the world average.

If 69.9 cases per lakh population have been reported across the world, in India the number is near 10.7 cases per lakh population, he said, adding that this comparison was based on absolute numbers.

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World

26,58,63,058Cases
22,65,37,591Active
3,40,69,608Recovered
52,55,859Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,58,63,058 and 52,55,859 have died; 22,65,37,591 are active cases and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 5:12 am.

India

3,46,41,561 8,306Cases
98,416739Active
3,40,69,608 8,834Recovered
4,73,537 211Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,41,561 confirmed cases including 4,73,537 deaths. The number of active cases is 98,416 and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,38,778 707

10,826 23

64,86,782 677

1,41,170 7

Kerala

51,65,921 4,450

44,110 317

50,80,211 4,606

41,600 161

Karnataka

29,98,099 456

7,161 120

29,52,708 330

38,230 6

Tamil Nadu

27,30,516 724

8,041 29

26,85,946 743

36,529 10

Andhra Pradesh

20,73,730 154

2,122 27

20,57,156 177

14,452 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,475 24

134 18

16,87,430 6

22,911

West Bengal

16,19,257 620

7,639 17

15,92,074 627

19,544 10

Delhi

14,41,358 63

370 48

14,15,890 15

25,098

Odisha

10,50,249 189

2,154 25

10,39,673 212

8,422 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,967 25

330 4

9,93,044 21

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,891 17

221 8

9,45,715 9

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,707 48

349 23

8,17,263 24

10,095 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,241 9

133 9

7,82,580 18

10,528

Haryana

7,71,819 22

185 5

7,61,580 17

10,054

Bihar

7,26,237 6

26 4

7,14,121 2

12,090

Telangana

6,76,943 156

3,787 8

6,69,157 147

3,999 1

Assam

6,17,576 101

2,490 61

6,08,966 158

6,120 4

Punjab

6,03,488 37

361 14

5,86,519 23

16,608

Jharkhand

3,49,342 25

127 12

3,44,074 13

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,353 8

174 1

3,36,768 7

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,37,807 161

1,706 25

3,31,620 184

4,481 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,518 35

755 45

2,22,911 80

3,852

Goa

1,79,174 49

412 18

1,75,375 31

3,387

Mizoram

1,36,454 92

3,101 454

1,32,846 544

507 2

Puducherry

1,29,085 29

280 14

1,26,930 43

1,875

Manipur

1,25,360 32

353 9

1,23,025 40

1,982 1

Tripura

84,858 5

90 1

83,943 6

825

Meghalaya

84,583 9

244 2

82,864 11

1,475

Chandigarh

65,488 7

58 2

64,610 9

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,293 5

36 4

54,977 1

280

Sikkim

32,369 10

215 2

31,749 8

405

Nagaland

32,136

117 9

31,320 9

699

Ladakh

21,714 31

295 3

21,204 34

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,404

10 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,688

4 2

7,555 2

129

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