Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata through video conferencing and said these testing facilities will give West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh more strength to fight COVID-19 effectively.
The UN health agency said more than half of the new confirmed infections were reported in North and South America, with almost 70,000 new cases reported in the United States and over 67,000 in Brazil.
The COVID-19 tally in Assam reached 29,921 with 1,130 new cases reported on Friday, while the number of deaths climbed to 76 with six more fatalities, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
At almost 570,000, Friday and Saturday are by far the highest two-day total for COVID-19 diagnoses yet.
According to figures, 1,089 deaths were seen on June 1-12, while 605 fatalities were recorded during the same period in July.
India on Monday (July 27, 2020) reported 30,000 recoveries per day for the fourth successive day.
"This means more patients are recovering, thus, maintaining the steadily widening difference between recovered and active COVID-19 patients". Maharashtra's case recovery rate now stands at 56.74 per cent, while the fatality rate is 3.63 per cent, the department said.
"As a result of low mortality and more people recovering, the recovered cases exceed the active cases (4,85,114) by 4,32,453 today".
The Central government has advised all states and union territories to effectively implement the strategy of "Test, Track and Treat".
The recoveries on Sunday is one of the highest ever recoveries in a single day.
For the first time, the Ministry further said, a record number of more than 4,40,000 tests have been conducted in a single day.
"With 4,42,263 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of tests per million (TPM) has further increased to 11,805 and cumulative testing to 1,62,91,331".