Record number of over 6.61 lakh Covid 19 tests conducted in country in single day
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: A record number of six lakh 61 thousand 892 COVID tests were conducted in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of Covid-19 tests conducted by various laboratories in a single day since the outbreak of the global pandemic in the country. More than two crore 8 lakh 64 thousand tests have been conducted in the country till now.
OUR correspondent reports that starting from less than 100 tests per day, a multiple fold increase in a few months was made possible by dedicated teams of research institutions, medical colleges, testing laboratories, ministries, airlines and postal services. Government has created a robust health infrastructure for effective management of Covid-19 pandemic within a short span.
In January this year, there was only one laboratory for COVID-19 testing in India. Now, 1356 labs are engaged in testing samples for COVID across the country, out of which, 917 are government labs while 439 and private laboratory chains.