India testing 1.1 lakh COVID-19 samples in a day: ICMR chief
Delhi, May 26, 2020: India is testing about 1.1 lakh COVID-19 samples in a day at 612 labs, ICMR Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday.
Bhargava said the number of labs to test the samples have increased from one lab in January to 612 labs now. Today, we have 612 labs, out of which 430 are public labs and 182 are private labs.
The testing has gone up in the last few months and 1.1 lakh samples are tested daily, he said at the regular media briefing here on the COVID-19 situation.