Coronavirus testing begins at AIIMS

Coronavirus testing begins at AIIMS

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi began testing suspected coronavirus cases on Monday, officials said.

Initially, 30 samples of suspected coronavirus cases will be tested at the facility per day which may gradually be increased up to 100, coronavirus tests coordinator at AIIMS, Rishikesh, Madhur Uniyal, said.

This augments coronavirus testing facilities in the state as earlier all suspected samples had to be sent to a designated lab in Haldwani for examination.

The testing comes at a time when India continues to battle Covid-19, which has so far claimed 29 lives in India, while the number of positive cases has spiked to more than 1,000.