Over 5 lakh 48 thousand COVID samples were tested in the country in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative testing figure has reached around 18 crores 70 lakh.
The Central Government and ICMR have scaled up TESTING infrastructure in a calibrated manner. India's testing capacity has also touched 15 lakh per day ensuring easily accessible COVID-19 tests to all the citizens.
Health Ministry has said that very high levels of testing have led to early identification, prompt isolation, and effective treatment of COVID-19 cases.
It said, higher volumes of testing have also ensured a lower daily positivity rate which has recorded a steep decline to stand at even below 2.30 percent.