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Coronavirus Update: India Conducted 7 Lakh Tests In A Day, Says Health Ministry

A senior health ministry official today informed that India has scaled the peak of COVID-19 testing with more than seven lakh tests in a single day, and the country has conducted nearly 500 tests per minute in the last 24 hours. 

The coronavirus tally in India crossed 22 Lakh cases on Monday morning with over 62,000 new cases of the infectious virus being reporter across the country in the last 24 hours, the government informed today, adding 44 thousand deaths due to coronavirus have been reported so far. The union health ministry also said that over 15.3 lakh Covid patients in the country have recovered so far, stressing that the recovery rate stood at 69.33 percent this morning. In the last 24 hours, 1,007 patients have succumbed to COVID-19. With 54,859 patients in the last 24 hours, the country recorded the highest single-day single-day recoveries.

India conducts 7 lakh COVID-19 tests in a day: Health Ministry

A senior health ministry official today informed that India has scaled the peak of COVID-19 testing with more than seven lakh tests in a single day, and the country has conducted nearly 500 tests per minute in the last 24 hours.

A total of 2,41,06,535 tests have been done so far since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The country has been doing more than 6 lakh COVID-19 tests in a single day for the last several days, according to the health ministry. India has performed about 7,19,364 tests in the past 24 hours.

“Such high level of testing will also lead to a high number of daily positive cases, however, states have been advised to firmly focus on comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation, and effective treatment, following the Test, Track, Treat strategy. States reporting higher Case Fatality Rate (CFR) have been able to bring fatality rate below 1 percent,” the health ministry official said.

Delhi Health Minister attributes recent surge in Covid-19 cases to “outsiders”

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain, on Sunday, said the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital was because of “patients from outside getting tested here”.

Delhi reported 1,404 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths due to the virus. With this surge, the total tally of the city becomes 1,44,127.

While there are 10,668 active cases, 1,130 people recovered from the infection on Saturday. 4,098 deaths due to coronavirus have taken place so far, Mr. Jain told reporters.

Free oxygen monitors for COVID-19 patients at home, Assam govt announces

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday that the Assam government will provide COVID-19 patients in Guwahati who opt for home isolation with free medication and pulse oximeters (a non-invasive method of measuring oxygen levels in the blood).

The minister also added that the tele-medicine service will not only be confined to Guwahati and will slowly be expanded to other cities and towns.

Mr Sarma tweeted, “From tomorrow (Monday), we will provide patients preferring to stay in home isolation a pulse oximeter and first-line supportive medicine free in Guwahati city,” adding, “We have also activated the tele-medicine service for them through 104. (We) will expand it further to other places soon”.

 

 

 

 

 

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