New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) Over 11.54 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in a span of 24 hours taking India's cumulative tests to over 5.18 crore so far, while during the same period nearly 75,000 people have recuperated from the disease taking the total number of recoveries to 33,98,844 in the country, the Centre said on Wednesday. Timely diagnosis through higher levels of countrywide testing has furnished valuable opportunities to isolate or hospitalize the positive cases adequately in advance for appropriate treatment. This in turn has facilitated lower mortality rates (1.69 per cent as on date) and speedy recovery, the Union Health Ministry underlined.
'India is one of the few countries that have reported very high numbers of daily testing. The daily testing capacity has already crossed 11 lakh,' it highlighted.
With 11,54,549 tests conducted for detection of COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours on Tuesday, India's cumulative tests have reached 5,18,04,677.
Expanded diagnostic lab network and facilitation for easy testing across the country through various calibrated measures have given a substantial boost. Building on this achievement, the Tests Per Million (TPM) have seen a sharp increase to 37,539, the ministry said. 'It continues to maintain the constant upward trend,' it underscored.
From one testing lab in Pune in January, the country presently stands strengthened with 1,678 labs including 1,040 labs in the government sector and 638 private labs. With 89,706 infections being reported in a day, India's COVID-19 tally of cases mounted to 43,70,128, while the death toll rose to 73,890 with 1,115 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. PTI PLB RDM RDM