India has conducted around 47,951 tests for Coronavirus so far

  • The Indian government yesterday (March 31) allowed 47 private labs across the country to conduct tests.
  • The ICMR has allowed 10 private labs to conduct the tests in Maharashtra, eight each in Delhi and Telangana, five in Haryana, four each in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, two each in Kerala and West Bengal and one each in UP and Odisha.
India so far has conducted around 47,951 tests for COVID-19 out of which 4,562 tests were done at ICMR network labs on Tuesday, said ICMR officials.

Addressing the media here, R. Ganga Ketkar of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, " The ICMR network's capacity utilisation is around 30%. We have increased the number of labs. 113 have been made functional and 47 more private labs approved."

The Indian government yesterday (March 31) allowed 47 private labs across the country to conduct tests.

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The ICMR has allowed 10 private labs to conduct the tests in Maharashtra, eight each in Delhi and Telangana, five in Haryana, four each in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, two each in Kerala and West Bengal and one each in UP and Odisha.

According to a statement by ICMR, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, as on March 27 the number of approved government laboratories stands at 122. Of this, 113 labs are operational and the remaining 9 are in the process.

According to the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, the Covid-19 toll has risen to 38 and number of cases to 1466.

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