India scales a new peak of 5 crore total COVID tests

New Delhi/Chandigarh, September 8, 2020: Aggressive and widespread TESTING has essayed an important role in India’s fight against the COVID pandemic.
India has scaled another peak- the cumulative tests have surpassed 5 crore today.
India has come a long way from conducting just one test from the lab at National Institute of Virology, Pune in January 2020 to 5,06,50,128 today.
10,98,621 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours testifying the enlarged testing capacity in the country.
The average daily tests conducted (week wise) are demonstrating a consistent increase.
This has registered a 3.2 times expansion from third week of July (3,26,971) to first week of September (10,46,470).
More than 77% of the total cases of COVID-19 have recovered so far in India. The total number of recoveries has crossed 33 lakh (3,323,950).
The single day recoveries are also touching a new high.
73,521 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
The number of recovered patients has outpaced the active cases (8,83,697) by more than 24 lakh, and are more than 3.7 times the active cases.
India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is maintained below the global average and it stands at 1.70% today.
Update on Chandigarh (as at 7 pm)
Meanwhile, in Chandigarh, in the past 24 hours, 226 patients were declared cured and discharged including from Home Isolation.
377 new patients were diagnosed Positive for Covid 19.
The Active cases in the UT are 2334 now.
There was one fatality : a 72 year old woman resident of Hallomajra, expired at GMCH 32 on September 8.

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