The State/UT governments under the guidance of Centre are steadily ramping up testing to ensure prompt identification and isolation of COVID-19 positive cases. With 4,08,855 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of Test Per Million (TPM) has increased to 12,858 and cumulative testing has crossed 1.77 crore.
The testing lab network in the country is continuously strengthened with 1316 labs in the country; 906 labs in the government sector and 410 private labs. These include:
• Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 675 (Govt: 411 + Private: 264)
• TrueNat based testing labs: 537 (Govt: 465 + Private: 72)
• CBNAAT based testing labs: 104 (Govt: 30 + Private: 74)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released a document titled “COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use in India”. It can be accessed at:
For all authentic & updated information on COVID-19 related technical issues, guidelines & advisories please regularly visit: www.mohfw.gov.in/ and @MoHFW_INDIA.
In case of any queries on COVID-19, please call at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare helpline no.: +91-11-23978046 or 1075 (Toll-free). List of helpline numbers of States/UTs on COVID-19 is also available at www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/coronvavirushelplinenumber.pdf .