Coronavirus: India’s daily testing capacity now at 95,000

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India’s testing capacity has been scaled up to around 95,000 per day, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

He adds that a total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 government and 121 private laboratories.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 59,662 including 1,981 deaths.

The total number of cases in Maharashtra rose to 20,228 with 48 new deaths after 1,165 fresh infections were reported in the last 24 hours. Dharavi in Mumbai reports 25 new cases and one death, says the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

In last 24 hours, Gujarat has reported 394 new cases. The total number of cases in the state is now 7,797 including 472 deaths.

224 people tested positive in Delhi between 4 pm on Friday and midnight. The total number of cases stands at 6,542 including 68 deaths, says the health department.

Globally, the coronavirus has affected 39.37 lakh people and claimed 2.76 lakh lives, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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