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According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 953,683 sample tests in a single day on Tuesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 66,279,462.

The Union Health Ministry had said that it has increased the testing infrastructure exponentially. Till 7 July, India had tested 10 million samples and it took us 27 days to add 20 million tests. By 3 August, we had tested 3 million samples. During this period, the laboratories were increased from 1,100 to 1,300 in the country.

On Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccinein India might not reach 100 per cent. “We are aiming for 100 per cent efficacy but may land between 50 to 100 per cent. However, it still would be an effective vaccine against the virus,” Balram Bhargava, ICMR director general said.

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