India coronavirus cases have crossed lakh-mark 4.73 lakh-mark taking confirmed cases toll to 4,73,105 including 1,86,514 active cases, 271697 recovered, 14,894 deaths, according to health ministry's figures released on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has converted many rail coaches into isolation centres to extend a helping hand in combating the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 14,000 lives in the country so far.
General Manager of North Central Railway, Rajiv Chaudhary said the coaches began getting patients from Wednesday. The railway coaches in Shakurbasti have been stationed in a shed to protect them from direct sunlight. These rail coach isolation facilities can be moved to any part of the country on a short notice.
According to medical research body ICMR, over 75 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19 till June 24. And on Wednesday, 2.07 lakh samples were tested.
The apex health research body recently validated the 1,000th testing laboratory in the country, ramping up the capacity for detection of covid in the country. Of the 1,000 testing laboratories, 730 are in government setups while 270 are in the private sector.