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NEW DELHI: India gradually increased its testing capacity for Covid-19 and conducted more than 4.20 lakh tests in one day, the highest in history, the Union health ministry said Saturday, attributing the increase in the number of labs for achievement.
India only had a laboratory to analyze samples of the disease in January, but now it has increased the number to 1,301, including private laboratories. As of Friday, a total of 1.58,49,068 tests for Covid-19 were conducted in the country.

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  • With the increase in sample testing for Covid-19, the death rate decreased significantly to 2.35 percent on Saturday and the recovery rate increased to 63.54 percent. “India has one of the lowest death rates in the world,” said the health ministry.
  • A total of 8.49,431 patients with Covid-19 have recovered. Recoveries exceed active cases by 3.93,360, the ministry reported.
  • With 48,916 new cases, India’s Covid-19 count shot up past 13 lakh on Saturday, just two days after it crossed the 12 lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 31,358, the ministry said. .
  • The Serum Institute of India, which partnered with AstraZeneca to manufacture the Oxford vaccine candidate for Covid-19, requested permission from the Drugs Controller General of India to conduct phase 2/3 human clinical trials of the potential vaccine, they said. the sources.
  • The Indian drug regulator canceled the import licenses for rapid diagnostic kits from three companies and suspended the licenses of 15 others, saying that the USFDA removed the manufacturers from its list of coronavirus serology test kits with instructions not to They should be distributed. The three companies are Cadila Healthcare, MDAAC International and NW Overseas, while the 15 companies include Transasia Bio-Medicals, Cosmic Scientific, Inbios India, SD Biosensor, Accurex Biomedicals, Biohouse Solutions and Trivitron Healthcare, among others.
  • Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions has expanded its development and production of the Covid-19 test kit with the help of strategic funds from the Department of Biotechnology, according to an official statement. Mylab currently has a manufacturing capacity of 2,00,000 RT-PCR and 50,000 RNA tests.
  • IIT Kharagpur researchers have developed the first portable rapid diagnostic device to detect coronaviruses at less than Rs 400 per test. According to officials, the test can be performed in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to specialized laboratory equipment. The same portable unit can be used for a large number of tests with the simple replacement of the paper cartridge after each test.
  • A committee of seven Supreme Court justices has informed the bar leaders of their decision not to open the apex court for physical hearings “for now” and would meet with them again after two weeks to reconsider the issue. The higher court, since March 25, has been holding courts via video conference.


  • MP: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Chouhan, 61, shared the news on Twitter and said he is completely healthy. He was admitted to a private hospital designated by Covid-19 in Bhopal.
  • Kerala: At the highest single-day peak so far, Kerala reported 1,103 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the infection count to 18,098, while more than 1.5 lakh people are under observation. Up to 9,420 people are under treatment for coronavirus.
  • West Bengal: A comprehensive city-wide blockade will be imposed in the municipality of Kalimpong for seven days, starting at 9 a.m. on July 26, to curb the spread of Covid-19, Kalimpong district magistrate reported on a government order.
  • Punjab: Amid the growing number of Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government said it is fully prepared to effectively deal with further spread of the disease with the necessary capacity of beds and ventilators in hospitals, and the provision Proper EPP, masks and test kits.
  • HP: Himachal Pradesh reported 81 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the state count to 2,036. 34 new cases were reported from Solan, 15 from Sirmaur and Mandi, seven from Chamba, six from Una, three from Kangra and one from Shimla.
  • J&K: The Covid-19 recovery rate in Jammu and Kashmir increased to 53.10 percent, while the positivity rate stood at 3 percent versus the national average of 8.3 percent.
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu broke the bleak milestone of two lakh coronavirus cases with the highest daily increase of 6,988 fresh infections, bringing the count to 2.06,737. The death toll rose to 3,409 with 89 deaths.
  • Andhra: The upward spiral of coronavirus cases continued in Andhra Pradesh as another 7,813 were added in one day to bring the overall count to 88,671. The total number of patients with Covid-19 discharged so far was 43,255 and the gross figure was 985.
  • Delhi: A 53-year-old Delhi police chief died from Covid-19 at a city hospital. Police Chief Satya Narayan was sent to the Madhu Vihar Police Station.
  • UP: Uttar Pradesh reported 39 more deaths from Covid-19 and 2,971 new cases, the highest single-day peak in the state. The number of deaths from the disease has increased to 1,387, while the number of cases in the state has reached 63,742.
  • Karnataka: The Karnataka government announced the waiver of the crematorium fees for those who succumb to the Covid-19 infection in Bangalore and said that the city’s civilian body would bear the costs.
  • Maharashtra: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray opened the Covid Care Centers in Kalyan and Dombivli in the Thane district via video link. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said the state government was committed to providing all necessary facilities to combat the pandemic.
  • Odisha: Odisha’s Covid-19 count crossed 24,000 while 1,320 more people tested positive for the disease, while the number of deaths rose to 130 with a record peak of 10 deaths in a single day. With 1,320 new cases, the total number of infections increased to 24,013.
  • Tripura: One more person succumbed to Covid-19 in Tripura, bringing the death toll from the northeastern state to 11, while 106 new infections brought the number of cases to 3,778.
  • Rajasthan: Rajasthan registered 557 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the state’s count to 34,735, while six other deaths increased the number of victims to 608. The Ajmer and Kota districts reported three deaths each.
  • Goa: Teaching and non-teaching staff at various schools and educational institutes in Goa now have permission to work from home, the state government said. A circular issued by Goa’s director of education, Suresh Amonkar, indicated that schools, education and training institutions in the state will remain closed until July 31.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: The Arunachal Pradesh coronavirus count crossed the 1,000 mark when 65 more people, including 33 members of the security staff, tested positive for the disease. With the new infections, the total number of cases increased to 1,056.
  • Puducherry: Puducherry reported a total of 139 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths. The UT now has a total of 2,654 Covid-19 cases, including 1,055 active cases and 1,561 recoveries.


  • The new coronavirus has killed at least 639,981 people since it emerged in China late last year. At least 15,815,830 coronavirus cases have been reported in 196 countries and territories.
  • The United States is the most affected country with 145,546 deaths for 4,112,651 cases. At least 1,261,624 people have been declared recovered.
  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to a fourth test since he said on July 7 that he had the virus. “Good morning everyone,” Bolsonaro wrote on Facebook after reporting that the test was “negative.”
  • Pools and gyms in England are reopening for the first time since the UK closed, as public health officials praise the benefits of exercise in fighting Covid-19.
  • Nepal recorded 109 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the national Covid-19 count to almost 18,483. A 17-year-old girl died on Friday of a coronavirus infection in Birgunj in the Parsa district, bringing the death toll to 45.
  • Vietnam announced on Friday that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat of diseases that can jump from animals to humans, such as the virus that causes Covid-19.
  • Singapore reported 513 new cases of coronavirus, all foreign, bringing the count to nearly 50,000 in the country. The new patients include two community cases and six imported ones.
  • The Sri Lankan government’s efforts have been successful in completely curbing the social spread of the coronavirus, and the country has not witnessed a single community case for nearly three months, said the head of the Covid-19 task force, Lt. Gen. Shavendra. Silva.
  • Five more Victoria residents died from Covid-19 when the Australian state recorded 357 new cases in the past 24 hours. Victoria Prime Minister Daniel Andrews declined to rule out further restrictions, but said Saturday the mandatory use of masks was the current strategy to stop the spread.

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