Confusion over mismatch in Health Ministry, ICMR figures
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.