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India conducts over 5.15 lakh Covid assessments in final 24 hours: ICMR – Home Health Choices

NEW DELHI: India has recorded highest single-day testing of over 5.15 lakh assessments to diagnose Covid-19 in final 24 hours, officers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) mentioned because the nation’s Covid tally on Monday crossed 14 lakh mark.

In the previous 24 hours, 5,15,472 samples have been examined on 26 July within the nation with a complete of 1,68,06,803 samples have been examined until date, mentioned the official. In an effort to ramp up testing capability, ICMR has authorized a complete of 1,310 Covid-19 testing labs in each public (906) and personal sector (404). This contains RT-PCR labs (668); TrueNat Labs (536) and CBNAAT Labs (106).

“ICMR advises all concerned state governments, public and private institutions to take required steps to scale-up testing for Covid-19. Since testing, tracking and treatment is the only way to prevent the spread of infection and save lives, it is imperative that testing should be made widely available to all symptomatic individuals in every part of the country and contact tracing mechanisms for containment of infection are further strengthened,” mentioned newest advisory of ICMR on Covid-19 methods.

“The Central Government has advised all State and UT governments to keep up the strategy of ‘Test, Track and Treat’ with aggressive testing which may lead to a higher number of daily positive cases initially but would eventually achieve a decline as has been demonstrated after Union Government’s targeted efforts in the national capital,” mentioned an official of the Health Ministry.

“Recently, the WHO has issued a guidance note on public health criteria to adjust public health and social measures in the context of Covid-19. In this document, WHO underlines the need for comprehensive surveillance and testing of suspect cases and they further elaborated the meaning of ‘comprehensive surveillance’ stating that if a country is testing 140 people per day per 10 lakh (one million) population. So, we are taking that indication from the WHO document. In the Indian context, there are over 22 states which are conducting over 140 tests per day per million population,” mentioned the official.

The official mentioned which are sure states which require main containment technique, testing and medical administration.

The demise toll because of Covid-19 rose to 32,771 and the overall variety of circumstances climbed to 14,35,453 in India after it registered 708 fatalities and a report single-day spike of 49,931 circumstances until Monday 8am, in line with the Union well being and household welfare ministry knowledge

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