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India Testing 1.2 Lakh COVID-19 Samples Daily, Far From Peak In Novel Coronavirus Cases: ICMR

Nivedita Gupta, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientist, informed that the ICMR is conducting a serological survey to assess the extent of spread of COVID-19

India Testing 1.2 Lakh COVID-19 Samples Daily, Far From Peak In Novel Coronavirus Cases: ICMR
Highlights
  • As of June 1, we have 681 laboratories for conducting COVID-19 tests: ICMR
  • India has been very good in the reduction in deaths due to COVID-19: ICMR
  • Indian RNA extraction kits are now available in a good number: ICMR

New Delhi: Over one lakh samples are being tested every day to detect coronavirus infection, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday, adding that India is far from the peak of COVID-19. “ICMR is focusing on to increase COVID-19 testing capacity. As of June 1, we have 681 laboratories that are approved for conducting COVID-19 tests — 476 government and 205 private labs. Today, we are conducting 1.20 lakh tests every day,” said Nivedita Gupta, ICMR scientist, at a press conference here.

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Talking about the transmission of the virus, she said, “Instead of the use of ‘community transmission’, we need to understand the extent of the spread of the disease. We are far from the peak. Our measures to curtail the disease are effective. India has been very good in the reduction in mortality.”

Ms Gupta said, “We are also using indigenous platforms for ramping up COVID-19 testing capacity. TrueNAT screening and confirmatory tests have now been validated. The outreach of testing has hence been increased since this is available at primary health centres and districts too.”

Ms Gupta further said that Indian RNA extraction kits are now available in a good number.

RT-PCR kits are provided by 11-12 indigenous vendors, which are now being used. We are now in a comfortable position thanks to the identification and hand-holding of domestic players, she said.

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Ms Gupta informed that the ICMR is conducting a serological survey to assess the extent of spread of COVID-19.

Almost 34,000 people are being tested as a part of the survey. The results will be published in a week, she said.

The Centre on Tuesday (June 2) said that India’s fatality rate due to coronavirus is 2.82 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world.

The fatality rate due to COVID-19 in our country is 2.82 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, during the press conference.

“Only 10 per cent of India’s population accounts for 50 per cent of the country’s COVID-19 linked deaths. 73 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities,” he said.

It is a wrong comparison to look at the total number of COVID-19 cases only and mention that India is seventh in terms of the number of cases, he said.

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The Joint Secretary said that our population should also be considered. Fourteen countries having a similar population as India have reported 22.5 times more cases and 55.2 times deaths,” he added.

Mr Agarwal said that the recovery rate is continuously improving.

A total of 95,527 patients have been cured of COVID-19; 3,708 have recovered in the last 24 hours. Recovery rate is now 48.07 per cent, up from 11.42 per cent on April 15, he said.

The recovery rate on May 18 was 38.29 per cent. On May 3, it was 26.59 per cent. On April 15, it was 11.42 per cent.

Mr Agarwal further said, our COVID-19 fatality rate of 2.82 per cent is among the lowest in the world as compared to the global fatality rate of 6.13 per cent.

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“We have been able to achieve this due to the timely identification of cases and proper clinical management. Our case fatality rate per lakh population too (of 0.41) is among the lowest in the world, while there are countries with a figure as high as 62 and 82,” he said.

India on Tuesday (June 2) reported 8,171 more COVID-19 cases and 204 deaths in the last 24 hours as the country’s virus count inched closer to two lakh, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 1,98,706 including 97,581 active cases, 95,527 cured/discharged/migrated and 5,598 deaths.

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World

26,14,68,997Cases
22,22,61,229Active
3,40,08,183Recovered
51,99,585Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,14,68,997 and 51,99,585 have died; 22,22,61,229 are active cases and 3,40,08,183 have recovered as on November 29, 2021 at 3:42 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

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