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India tests 11.7 Lakh COVID-19 samples in the last 24 hours, total tally crosses 38 Lakh

A total of 11,72,179 samples were collected for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, the 2nd of September taking the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in India to 4,55,09,380, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.

“India witnesses an unprecedented surge in testing. Over 11,70,000 tests done in the last 24 hours. High levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas enable to diagnose cases early and facilitate seamless isolation and hospitalization. This eventually leads to a low mortality rate,” the Health Ministry informed in a tweet.

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The coronavirus death toll now stands at 66,333.
A record surge of 83,883 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours took India’s COVID tally past 38-lakh mark, just 1.5 lakh behind Brazil, the world’s second most affected nation, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. An additional 1,043 deaths linked to the highly contagious disease have pushed the total number of fatalities to 67,376. Over 29 lakh have recovered from the infection in the country so far. Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic followed by three southern states – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

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