"More than 1 crore samples have been tested for COVID in the past two weeks," the ministry said.
"The Tests Per Million too have seen a sharp surge to 28,607. It is only by aggressive testing that positive cases can be identified at an early stage, their close contacts promptly tracked and isolated as well as timely and effective treatment can be ensured," the ministry underlined.
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 in the country is continuously strengthened which as on today consists of 1,564 labs in the country; 998 labs in the government sector and 566 private labs.
A record single day spike of77,266 infections in a day, pushed India's COVID-19 tally to 33,87,500, while the death-toll climbed to61,529 with 1,057 people succumbing to the diseases in a span of24 hours,the data updated at 8 am showed.
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