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Maharashtra crosses 2 million Covid tests-mark

IANS | July 29, 2020 05:46 PM

MUMBAI:Maharashtra on Wednesday crossed the 2 million Covid-19 tests threshold mark, the highest in the country for any state, officials said, here.
As per the official data, the state has conducted 20, 21, 437 tests -- 10, 21, 063 in government laboratories and 10, 00, 374 in private labs. Of these, only 407, 877 (20.18 per cent) turned positive.

The state accounts for the highest 391, 440 Covid-19 cases, including 144, 694 active cases, 14, 165 fatalities and 232, 277 recoveries.

On March 9, when the first pair of Covid cases were detected at Pune, there were only two labs - one in Mumbai and the other in Pune. It has now grown to over 125 testing labs, scattered across the state.

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