India also recorded around 81,177 recoveries in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 47,56,164

India has reached another milestone by testing nearly 15 lakhs samples for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of tests conducted close to seven crores (seventy million). Over 81,000 recoveries were also recorded across India in the past one day.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, around 14,92,409 samples were tested in the past 24 hours across India. With this, the total number of tests rose to 6,89,28,440. The data also suggested that the last one crore tests were conducted in the last nine days.

With this, the Tests Per Million (TPM) figure also rose to 49,948.

“This exponential surge in the daily testing capacities strongly demonstrates the determined escalation of the testing infrastructure in the country,” the ministry said in a statement.

The country also recorded around 81,177 recoveries in the past 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 47,56,164.

The highest number of recoveries were reported from five states of Maharashtra followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

While Maharashtra reported 17,184 recoveries, Andhra Pradesh reported around 8,807 recoveries and Karnataka reported 6,748 recoveries. Similarly, Tamil Nadu reported 5,470 recoveries and Uttar Pradesh reported 4,922 recoveries.

Around 86,052 fresh cases of COVID-19 were also reported while a total of 1,141 people lost their lives in the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra reported the maximum number of cases. Around 19,164 fresh cases and 459 new deaths were reported from the state. Andhra Pradesh reported around 7,855 new cases and 52 new deaths followed closely by 7,710 new cases and 65 new deaths of Karnataka.

Tamil Nadu reported 6,692 fresh cases and 66 new deaths while Uttar Pradesh reported 4,591 fresh cases and 67 new deaths.

National capital Delhi also reported a total of 3,834 new cases and 36 new deaths.

With new cases reported from across the country, the total number of cases crossed the 58-lakh mark to reach 58,18,570. Out of the total, 47,56,164 patients have already recovered while 92,290 people have lost their lives.