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30 Covid-19 testing labs including 15 govt, 15 private labs, 51000 samples tested: Maharashtra Health min.

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Mumbai

Maharashtra State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that permission for rapid testing has been sought from ICMR.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that till now about 51,000 samples have been tested for coronavirus in the state.

“Of 51,000 samples, over 24,000 samples have been tested for coronavirus in Mumbai,” Tope said.

He further said, “We have a total of 30 Covid-19 testing labs in the state including 15 government and 15 private labs. Soon, 6 more testing labs will be added in our list.”

“We are increasing our capacity of labs so that the time-lapse between sample collection and test result can be minimised and better treatment is given to the infected patients as soon as possible,” he added

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