Confusion over mismatch in Health Ministry, ICMR figures 

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On Sunday, ICMR reported 17,615 positive individuals 

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which coordinates testing and is the central node of data regarding the daily infections, reported that 16,365 individuals had been confirmed positive.  
  • Of these 2,154 were confirmed on Saturday alone — the first time the daily case load breached the 2,000 mark. 
  • However, the Health Ministry, the point-Ministry for all information regarding COVID-19, reported only 14,792 cases and 957 new cases. 
  • The ICMR reported that 17,615 individuals have been confirmed positive. However, the Ministry, which updates figures twice daily, continued to report the lagged figures.  
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