Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that a total of 773 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 or novel coronavirus have been reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 5,194. The Ministry said that 402 patients have recovered so far and 149 deaths have been reported in the country so far.
Indian Council of Medical Research has said that a total of one lakh fourteen thousand fifteen samples have been tested so far including 12 thousand 584 which were tested yesterday. ICMR has approved 136 government laboratories and three collection centres to conduct the test of COVID-19. In addition, 63 private laboratories’ chains have also been given approval for the testing.