COVID-19: India’s Death Toll Rises to 686; Case Tally at 21,700

Ghughuti Bulletin

There are now 78 districts in 23 States/UTs that have not reported any fresh cases during the last 14 days, a Union health ministry official said in a briefing on Thursday, 23 April. 4,257 patients, which is 19.89 percent, have been cured so far.

“In last 30 days of lockdown, we have been able to cut transmission, minimise spread, consistently ramp up our testing and utilize this time to prepare ourselves for future,” a central government official said, during the health ministry press briefing.

“On 23 March we had done 14,915 tests across the country and on 22 April we have done more than 5 lakh tests. If a rough calculation is done it is about 33 times in 30 days. This is not enough and we need to ramp testing in this country,” the official added.

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