12,06,806 tests conducted in 24 hrs
New Delhi, Sep 20: India on Friday registered 94,612 cured or discharged COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, as per the Union Home Ministry data.
A total of 92,605 fresh cases further pushed the tally past 54 lakh-mark, with the figure now standing at 54,00,620.
The recoveries have now reached 43,03,044 , that is 79.68 in percentage.
On the brighter side , with the good number of recoveries, the active cases have come down further on the second consecutive day, and presently the active case load is 10,10,824.
However, the fatality count also rose to 86,752 with 1,133 more people succumbing to the virus since Saturday, the government data added.
In terms of percentage at present, the active cases are 18.72 per cent, recovered at 79.68 per cent, and the deaths at 1.61 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 12,06,806 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the total cumulative samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic till Saturday to 6,36,61,060.
Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected state in the country with maximum case count in total , as well as in terms of maximum active cases of the pandemic.
Globally, United States continues to remain the most-infected, followed by India and Brazil.
COVID-19: 12,06,806 tests conducted across India in 24 hrs
For the first time, a record number of more than 12 lakh Covid tests in a single day.
With 12,06,806 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, the cumulative tests have touched 6,36,61,060.
India’s daily testing numbers are one of the highest in the world, an official release here said.
This strongly demonstrates an exponential increase Covid-19 testing infrastructure in the country.
From conducting merely 10,000 tests a day on April 8, the daily average the country’s testing capacities have multiplied manifold and crossed 12 lakh on Saturday.
In fact, the last one crore tests were conducted in merely nine days.
Expanded diagnostic lab network and facilitation for easy testing across the country have given a sharp boost to the enhanced testing numbers. Tests Per Million (TPM) have been boosted to 46,131.
India has performed remarkably on fulfilling WHO’s advise of 140 tests/day/ million population.
In another achievement, 35 States/UTs have crossed the advised number of tests.
A prominent determinant of the strengthened testing numbers is the steadily widening diagnostic lab network
in the country. This has grown to 1,773 labs oN Sunday, including 1,061 labs in the government sector and 712 private labs. There are 902 Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: (475 Government and 427 private), 746
TrueNat based testing labs (552 Government and 194 private) and 125 CBNAAT based testing labs ( 34 Government and 91 private).