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India Offers 114 COVID-19 Tetsing Labs


22 March 2020

OMMCOM NEWS


New Delhi: The ICMR on Sunday said a total of 114 laboratories have been approved across the country for coronavirus test.

According to a statement from Indian Council of Medical Research -- the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research -- while 87 of these laboratories are operational, 27 are in process.

While there are six such laboratories for COVID-19 testing each in Kerala and Delhi; Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have seven functional laboratories.

Among the additional laboratories, Delhi will get two, while Kerala will have three. Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu will have one new lab each.

A total of 27 states and Union Territories are having the laboratories currently. India has reported 360 positive cases as of now with seven deaths.

(IANS)