Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Following “TEST, TRACK, TREAT” strategy, India tests nearly 3.7 crore

Rising Tests Per Million (TPM) touch 26,685

Posted On: 25 AUG 2020 1:22PM by PIB Delhi

Keeping the focus on “Test, Track and Treat” strategy, India has tested nearly 3.7 crore cumulative COVID-19 samples so far. With India’s strong resolve to rapidly increase the number of daily tests, the cumulative testing as on date has reached 3,68,27,520.

With 9,25,383 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the Tests Per Million have seen a sharp rise to 26,685.

As the first step towards timely identification, prompt isolation & effective treatment, higher testing also results in limiting the spread of infection.



Starting from a single lab at Pune, India’s testing lab network has seen a substantial widening with total of 1524 labs today. The 986 labs in the government sector and 538 private labs include:

Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 787 (Govt: 459 + Private: 328)

TrueNat based testing labs: 619 (Govt: 493 + Private: 126)

CBNAAT based testing labs: 118 (Govt: 34 + Private: 84)

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Technical queries related to COVID-19 may be sent to technicalquery.covid19[at]gov[dot]in and other queries on ncov2019[at]gov[dot]in and @CovidIndiaSeva .

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