More than 6.6 lakh samples tested in 24 hours for COVID-19, total tests near 2.1 crore

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A record 6,61,892 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours across the country, the government said on Tuesday. This takes the cumulative testing to 2,08,64,750 samples and the Tests per Million (TPM) to 15,119, a press release issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

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Steepest spike of 57,117 COVID cases in 24 hours, nearly 11 lakh recovered
India on Aug 01 reported steepest spike of 57,117 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed infections to 16,95,988, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases increased to 5,65,103 whereas 10,94,374 people have been discharged or cured. With 764 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll is now 36,511. The Indian Council of Medical Research said the country tested 5,25,689 samples on July 31, taking the total number of samples tested to 1,93,58,659.

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