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May 12, 2020
8:54PM

Testing capacity for COVID-19 rises to 1 lakh tests per day in the country: Dr Harsh Vardhan

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Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today interacted with Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh to review preparedness and containment measures taken for COVID-19 management.

He informed that the doubling time in the past 14 days was 10.9, it has improved to 12.2 in the last three days. He said that the fatality rate in the country is 3.2 per cent and recovery rate has improved to 31.74 per cent.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted that the nation's testing capacity has increased to one lakh tests per day with 347 Government laboratories and 137 private laboratories. AIR correspondent reports, over 17 lakh sixty two thousand eight hundred forty tests have been done so far for COVID-19.

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