The Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet on Sunday that the three teams are from Gennova Biopharma, Biological E and Dr. Reddy's.
After a virtual meeting with Vice-Chancellors of state universities, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said, at present campuses cannot be opened for students due to the pandemic.
68.73 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 8 States/Union Territories.
The method - Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR - is a variation of the existing gold standard RT-PCR method and can easily scale up the testing by 2 to 3 fold with no new investment of resources.
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The total active cases in India stands at 4,54,940 as of Saturday after 41,452 people were discharged in last 24 hours taking total recoveries to 87,59,969.
ICMR Director General, Dr Shekhar C Mande, said that the Dry-Swab Direct RT-PCR can help in ramping up Covid-19 testing capacity of the country in a short time frame.
The overall seroprevalence of below 10 per cent in India indicates that a large proportion of the population remains susceptible to novel coronavirus infection.
The total active cases in India stands at 4,55,555 as of Friday after 39,379 people were discharged in last 24 hours taking total recoveries to 87,18,517.
Late hospital admissions leading to COVID-19 cases turning critical, shortage of ICU beds, unfavourable weather and rising pollution are among the factors experts attribute to the spike in deaths.
COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Odisha not to lower guard even after vaccines are available: CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state cannot lower its guard against COVID-19 even after availability of vaccine to fight the viral infection.
The mobile lab, inaugurated in Delhi, was jointly launched by SpiceHealth and the ICMR.
A total of 3,729 patients were discharged from hospitals, which took the number of recovered persons to 16,54,793, the department said.
Active cases came down to 1,307, the third highest in the state, from 1,401, the previous day, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period.
In the recent past, many of those cured of coronavirus in the state have lost their lives due to acute respiratory distress syndrome or cardiac ailments.
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he has written to the state health secretary asking him to consult his counterpart in Maharashtra about steps taken for people arriving from Delhi.