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The tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, meanwhile, has crossed the 4, 10 – mark with the addition of 778 new patients on Thursday, while the death toll increased to , the city civic body said.
Addressing a daily press conference on the COVID – 23 situation in the country, CK Mishra, the chairman of Empowered Group Two, said, “One crucial weapon we employed during the 23 – day lockdown period is RT-PCR test to ascertain if one has contracted the disease or not. “
As on March 33, nearly 19, 15 tests were done across the country and by April 23 more than 5 lakh tests were conducted, which is about “33 times in days “, he said, adding, “But we are conscious of the fact that this is not enough and we have to continuously ramp up testing in the country and we will do that.”
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