The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 25.89 lakh today after a spike of 63,490 cases within the past 24 hours. The death-toll climbed to 49,980, including 944 deaths in past 24 hours. There are 6,77,444 active cases of coronavirus infections within the country while the amount of recoveries has risen to 18,62,258. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7.
India has been reporting over 60,000 cases daily since August 7, barring August 11 when the country registered 53,601 new instances of the infection.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 2,93,09,703 samples are tested up to Assumption . Of these, 7,46,608 were examined on Saturday.
The testing lab network within the country is being continuously strengthened which as on today consists of 1465 labs within the country; 968 labs within the government sector and 497 private labs, the health ministry said.
According to the Health Ministry, quite 70 per cent of the deaths occurred thanks to comorbidities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled an ambitious National Digital Health Mission under which each Indian will get a health ID which will ease access to medical services. He also announced that the country plans to supply COVID-19 vaccines on a mass scale once scientists provides a green signal.
Three vaccine candidates are in several stages of trials within the country.
The health ID will contain information about medical data, prescriptions and diagnostic reports and summaries of previous discharge from hospitals for ailments. The mission is predicted to bring efficiency and transparency in healthcare services within the country