New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that India is now capable of conducting one lakh COVID-19 tests per day. He said while interacting with senior officials of various districts of Jammu and Kashmir over coronavirus via video conferencing.
“As we are seeing continously of late, our recovery rate is getting better every day. Today our recovery rate is at 31.7 per cent. In the fight against COVID-19, our mortality rate is almost the lowest in the world. Today the mortality rate is around 3.2 per cent, inseveral states it is even less than this. The global fatality rate is around 7-7.5 per cent,” Harsh Vardhan said.
“I had earlier said that we will increase our testing capacity to 1 lakh tests per day by May 31. We have already built it. Now, we can do one lakh tests per day. 86,191 tests were done on May 11. There are 347 government labs and 137 private labs in the country. In February, we had only one lab NIV Pune. India has now 484 labs ,” he said.
The minister said that there are 8,147 quarantine centres in the country.