207,871 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the Indian Councilf of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

The number of Covid-19 tests that have been conducted across the country has crossed the 75-lakh mark. More than two lakh tests were conducted per day on two successive days - Tuesday and Wednesday.

The number of samples tested till June 24 stands at 75,60,782, Live Mint said in a report https://www.livemint.com/news/india/icmr-data-shows-over-75-lakh-covid-19-tests-done-till-24-june-11593065801188.html quoting figures released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Data provided by the apex medical research body showed that 207,871 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

ICMR has advised all states, public and private institutions totake required measures to scale-up COVID19 testing. To ramp up the testing capacity, total 1,000 COVID-19 testing labs—730 labs (public) and 270 labs (private)--have been approved by the ICMR, the report said.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of COVID-19 patients recovering every day is growing. In the last 24 hours, a total of 10,495 COVID-19 patients have recovered taking the total count to 258,684. The recovery rate is 56.71% amongst COVID-19 patients.

India has one of the lowest deaths per lakh population in the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) situation report 154 on June 22. India's cases of death per lakh population are 1.00 while the global average is more than six times at 6.04, the Health ministry had pointed out a few days ago.

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