Corona Update : Cases Crossed 66 Lakh-mark With Spike of 74,442 New Cases in 24 Hrs
India’s Covid tally surges past 66-lakh mark with a spike of 74,442 new cases & 903 deaths reported in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 66,23,816 including 9,34,427 active cases.
India has exceeded 140 tests per day per million population as advised by the World Health Organisation by nearly 6 times. Several states and UTs have demonstrated better performance than the national average, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has said. The figures come amid criticism of the government over low testing even though the Centre has claimed that India’s daily testing numbers are one of the highest in the world.
Higher testing numbers subsequently result in lowered positivity rate, it said. The surge in testing has been made possible by an equally speedy expansion in the testing lab network across the country. India has as on date 1,623 labs in the country with 1,022 labs in the government sector and 601 private labs, the ministry said.
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