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India conducted over 10 million COVID-19 tests so far: ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that India has conducted over 10 million (1 crore) coronavirus tests so far.

In the last 24 hours, about 1,80,596 samples were tested in the country with a total of 1,00,04,101 samples till date, said an official.

Also to ramp up testing capacity, ICMR has approved about 1,105 COVID-19 testing labs in both public (788) and private sector (317). This includes RT-PCR labs (592); TruNat Labs (421) and CBNAAT Labs (92).

India’s coronavirus tally is nearing the 7 lakh mark after 24,248 new cases were reported taking the total tally to 6,97,413 cases.

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