New Delhi, July 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will launch several COVID-19 testing facilities at different places across India. According to a tweet by ANI, the Prime Minister will launch high throughput coronavirus testing facilities at ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research in Noida, ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai and ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Kolkata on July 27. The Prime Minister will launch these COVID-19 testing facilities via video conferencing.

Earlier in the day, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had said that the total number of COVID-19 samples tested in India up to July 25 stands at 1,62,91,331 including 4,42,263 samples that were tested on a single-day on July 25. The Health Ministry said that in the last 24 hours, 4,42,031 samples were tested across the country. "For the first time, Govt labs set a new record of testing 3,62,153 samples. Pvt labs also scaled a new high of 79,878 samples tested in a single day",the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said. Devendra Fadnavis Urges Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Mumbai, Warns of ‘Bigger Spread’ in the Metropolis.

Here's the tweet:

The COVID-19 count in India on Sunday touched 13,85,522 with a spike of 48,661 positive cases & 705 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total cases include 4,67,882 active cases while 8,85,577 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll in the country stood at 32,063, the Health Ministry said. Maharashtra remained the worst hit state after recording a single-day spike of 9,251 cases taking the state's tally to 3,66,368 of which 13,389 people have died of the deadly disease.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 26, 2020 02:37 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website