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#IndiaFightsCorona: Over 10 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours

In a tweet, the Health Ministry said, during the last 24 hours, more than 10 lakh people were tested. The Ministry also said, early identification through testing, prompt and effective treatment through supervised home isolation and quality medical care and innovative graded policy measures have resulted in almost 100 per …

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#IndiaFightsCorona: India conducts over 9 lakh tests per day

This is bolstered with all States/UTs testing more than 140 tests/day/million population as advised by WHO. The ministry, in a tweet, also said that aggressive testing has led to early identification and isolation of COVID19 positive cases. This, coupled with efficient clinical treatment, keeps the Fatality Rate down.

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Record 8.97 lakh COVID-19 tests done in India in the last 24 hours

Even with such a high level of testing, the positivity has remained low i.e. 8.81% compared to the weekly national average i.e. 8.84%. Aggressive testing has led to early identification and isolation of COVID-19 positive cases. This coupled with efficient clinical treatment brings the Fatality Rate down. In a tweet, …

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India sets new landmark, exceeds 3 crore COVID tests

With 7,31,697 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India is on its resolved drive to increase its testing capacity to 10 lakh tests daily. Building on this achievement, the Tests Per Million (TPM) have seen a sharp increase to 21,769. While the cumulative testing rose from 1.2 crore on …

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India tests highest ever single day tests at 7,33,449

Union Health Ministry said, the country’s Test, Track and Treat strategy has achieved another peak with 18,852 test per million(TPM). The graded and evolving response has resulted in a testing strategy that steadily widened the testing net in the country.  To keep up with this strategy, the testing lab network …

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Covid testing vans developed by Indian Institute of Science

MITR is India’s first and only Biosafety level two plus compliant mobile diagnostic lab approved by the ICMR . The mobile labs allow healthcare workers to collect, process, and test samples using RT-PCR onsite and upload results directly to the ICMR portal. The mobile lab can conduct upto 9,000 tests …

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India tests more than 6.6 lakh samples in last 24 hours

A record 6,61,892 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the cumulative testing to 2,08,64,750 samples and the Tests per Million (TPM) to 15,119. The combined and focused efforts of Union and State/UT Governments have resulted in ramped up testing across the country aimed at …

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India crosses a milestone, conducts more than 2 crore COVID tests

In a landmark achievement, India has tested 2,02,02,858 COVID-19 samples so far. This is pursuant to the key strategy followed by State/UT governments under the guidance of Centre for management of COVID-19 to “Test aggressively, Track efficiently and Isolate and Treat promptly”. Effective implementation of this approach has led to …

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India-Israel join hands to develop Covid Testing Kit

The medical research team from Israel has arrived last week to work with scientists from DRDO and they aim to bring down the time for testing COVID to few seconds only. Israeli ambassador Ron Malka and Principal scientific advisor Vijay Raghvan both reached to Ram Manohar Lohiya Hospital to witness …

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Maruti Suzuki flags off electric vehicles for field testing

Maruti Suzuki has flagged-off proto-type Electric Vehicles for field test, in line with its commitment to introduce an Electric Vehicle by 2020. The Electric Vehicles have been developed exclusively by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan and built at Maruti Suzuki, Gurugram facility, as its commitment to Make in India. This extensive …

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Experts advise against routine testing for prostate cancer

Routine testing for prostate cancer is not recommended for most men because the benefit is small and uncertain and there are clear harms, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today. But they acknowledge that some men, such as those with a family history of prostate cancer, may …

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