1000-fold increase in quantum of Covid-19 tests, 555 labs roped in: ICMR

A total of 25,12,388 samples had been tested by 9 am of May 20, and the testing capacity has been scaled up to 100,000 tests per day, it says

Current Affairs : For each positive Covid-19 test in excess of 20 negative tests have been done, the ICMR has stated, attesting there has been a 1,000-crease increment in the quantum of tests every day over the most recent two months.

An aggregate of 25,12,388 examples had been tried by 9 am of May 20, and the testing limit has been scaled up to 1 lakh tests for every day, it said.

Beginning with under 100 Covid-19 tests for every day only two months back, a 1000-crease increment in only 60 days was made conceivable by devoted groups from look into foundations, clinical schools, testing labs, services, aircrafts and postal administrations cooperating, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in an announcement.

In January, India had just a single lab testing for Covid-19, at the Indian Council of Medical Research’s National Institute of Virology, Pune. “Today there are 555 labs the nation over, performing sub-atomic tests for finding of Covid-19 – an unmatched accomplishment throughout the entire existence of the Indian wellbeing framework,” the summit wellbeing research body said.

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