A total of one thousand three hundred eighty three new confirmed cases of Novel Corona virus have been reported in the country during the last twenty four hours taking the total number of cases to 19 thousand 984.
Health and Family Welfare Ministry said that three thousand eight hundred seventy patients have been cured so far. During the last 24 hours, 50 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 640.
Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has tested four lakh sixty two thousand six hundred twenty one samples so far. Twenty six thousand nine hundred forty three samples were tested yesterday by the various government and private laboratories in the country.
ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for COVID-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories. As of now, 217 government laboratories and 87 private laboratories’ chains have been given approval to conduct the test for COVID-19. So far, ICMR has validated 34 real-time PCR kits for detection of COVID-19.