Of the total of 10,23,836 samples tested on Friday, around 3.8 lakh samples were tested through rapid antigen tests, sources said.
The cumulative tests conducted so far have reached3,44,91,073 of which around28 per cent samples were tested through rapid antigen tests, sources said.
"In a testament to the determined, focussed, consistent and coordinated efforts of the Centre and the state and UT governments, India has conducted 1 million tests in a span of 24 hours.With10,23,836 tests done on Friday, India has achieved its resolve to test 10 lakh samples daily,"' the ministry said.
Combined with enhanced testing, policy decisions of the Centre, states and UTs have facilitated easy testing across the country. This has boosted the daily testing capacity, it said.
Enhanced diagnostic lab network has also led to this achievement, the ministry said, adding that as on date the country has a strong network of 1,511 labs, comprising 983 in the government sector and 528 private labs.
With a record single-day spike of69,874 infections, India's COVID-19 tally increased to 29,75,701, while the death toll climbed to55,794with 945 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours,the data updated at 8 am showed.
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