New Delhi: India records 75,829 new coronavirus cases along with 940 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The count also includes 55,09,967 cured and discharged or migrated cases and 1,01,782 deaths, as per the MoHFW.
Earlier yesterday, the COVID-19 toll in the country had surpassed the 1-lakh mark.
“India has scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 7.7 cr in October. With progressively falling positivity rate, testing has worked as an effective tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection,” a tweet by the MoHFW read.
India has exponentially scaled up its TESTING capacity from one in January to more than 7.7 cr in October.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 4, 2020
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,89,92,534 samples have been tested up to October 2 for COVID-19 in the country. Out of these 11,42,131 samples were tested on Friday.
The MoHFW had said that increased pace of testing has led to “early identification, prompt isolation, and effective treatment of COVID-19 cases. These have eventually resulted in a sustained low Fatality Rate.”