India COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 12,000, States Want Ramping Up of Testing
India reports the highest single-day spike of 12881 new #COVID19 cases in last 24 hours; 334 deaths reported. Total number of positive cases now stands at 366946 including 160384 active cases, 194325 cured/discharged/migrated & 12237 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/Q65oGr1rH0— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2020
To stem the infections, preparations are underway to increase COVID-19 testing. Many States have demanded to increase the testing capacity without which it is difficult to prevent infections during the PM Modi’s meeting with the Chief Ministers. According to the ICMR latest data, 165,412 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, while a total of 6,249,668 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far.
62,49,668 samples tested till 17th June. 1,65,412 samples tested in the last 24 hours: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) pic.twitter.com/YQhjm9FeXE— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2020