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India ramps up COVID-19 testing capacity to 300,000 tests per day

Global Times

Source:Xinhua Published: 2020/6/17 11:05:31

India has ramped up its capacity to test up to 300,000 samples per day for COVID-19 infection.

The federal government Tuesday said so far 5.9 million tests have been conducted and during the past 24 hours 154,935 samples were tested.

"The country now has the capacity to test 300,000 samples per day. The total number of samples tested thus far is 5,921,069 with 154,935 samples tested in the last 24 hours," the health ministry said.

As of now a network of 907 labs has been created in the country. Of these, 659 labs are in the government sector and 248 in the private sector.

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