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Over 50 crore COVID samples tested in India till now: ICMR

The number of samples tested for COVID-19 in the country has crossed the 50 crore-mark and in this month, the average daily testing has been over 17 lakh, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Thursday.

Over 50 crore COVID samples tested in India till now: ICMR
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The last 10 crore tests were done in only 55 days, the ICMR said in a statement. “On July 21, 2021, India had tested 45 crore COVID-19 samples, which reached the 50-crore mark on August 18, 2021,” the ICMR said.

According to its website, 50,03,00,840 samples have been tested up to August 18.

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