ICMR validates country's 1,000th COVID testing lab, RT-PCR t
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With an aim to intensify COVID-19 testing across the country, the ICMR on 23rd June validated the 1,000th testing laboratory, while the number of RT-PCR tests for detection of the disease crossed the seven million-mark.

Out of these 1,000 COVID-19 testing laboratories, 730 are in government setups and 270 laboratories are in the private sector.

According to ICMR, a total of 71,37,716 samples have been tested till June 22. As many as 1,87,223 samples were tested on 22nd June alone.

"This is an important milestone in the fight against coronavirus. Since the beginning, we have been focusing on 3Ts -- testing, tracking, and treating -- to fight the disease. Through increased testing, we are fighting this virus," ICMR Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava said.

The country is now testing over 1.90 lakh samples every day.

Source: https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/pharma/coronavirus-testing-icmr-approves-1000th-lab-rt-pcr-tests-cross-7-million-mark/story/407815.html
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