Coronavirus in India: Karnataka to have 60 labs for Covid-19 by May end, says minister


Medical Education Minister Okay Sudhakar mentioned that the Karnataka authorities has proposed to enhance the variety of labs in the state to 60 by this month-end as in opposition to current 26.

The current labs in Karnataka have a capability to check about 5,00zero samples a day, the minister mentioned. (Image for illustration: PTI)

Seeking to ramp up its testing capability for Covid-19, the Karnataka authorities proposed to enhance the variety of labs in the state to 60 by this month-end as in opposition to current 26, Medical Education Minister Okay Sudhakar mentioned on Friday.

The current labs have a capability to check about 5,00zero samples a day, Sudhakar mentioned.

“We have boosted our Covid-19 testing capabilities. Gadag, Vijayapura and Tumakuru get their own Covid-19 testing labs. From just 2 in February, we now have 26 labs and capable of testing 5,000 per day. We will have 60 labs by end of May,” Sudhakar tweeted.

As per well being division knowledge as of Thursday night, a complete of 60,156 samples have been examined in the state up to now and 57,548 of them reported detrimental.

On Thursday alone, 4,752 samples had been examined and 4,307 of them turned detrimental.

The state’s tally of Covid-19 instances stood at 576, together with 22 deaths and 235 discharges.

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