Coronavirus: Karnataka gets its first mobile COVID-19 testing labs

First Published 6, Aug 2020, 5:56 PM

Earlier, Dr Sudhakar had said the number of cured and recovered patients in the state surpassed the number of active cases.

<p>Karnataka’s medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar inaugurated the state's first Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-approved mobile COVID-19 testing labs.<br />
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Karnataka’s medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar inaugurated the state's first Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-approved mobile COVID-19 testing labs.
 

<p>The minister after inaugurating the testing labs had put out a tweet stating that the ICMR approved mobile labs can conduct 400 RT-PCR COVID-19 tests per day, whose results can be obtained in four hours.<br />
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The minister after inaugurating the testing labs had put out a tweet stating that the ICMR approved mobile labs can conduct 400 RT-PCR COVID-19 tests per day, whose results can be obtained in four hours.
 

<p>Earlier, Dr Sudhakar had said the number of cured and recovered patients in the state surpassed the number of active cases.</p>

Earlier, Dr Sudhakar had said the number of cured and recovered patients in the state surpassed the number of active cases.

<p>As per the update by the Union health ministry on Thursday morning, Karnataka had 73,966 active cases while 74,679 patients had been cured and discharged so far and 2,804 deaths have been reported from across the state due to the disease.</p>

As per the update by the Union health ministry on Thursday morning, Karnataka had 73,966 active cases while 74,679 patients had been cured and discharged so far and 2,804 deaths have been reported from across the state due to the disease.

<p>Around 1,532,654 tests had been conducted in the state till August 5.</p>

Around 1,532,654 tests had been conducted in the state till August 5.

<p>However, the rate of recovery has kept the number of active cases down and total recoveries at 74,619 now exceed active cases.</p>

However, the rate of recovery has kept the number of active cases down and total recoveries at 74,619 now exceed active cases.

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