New Delhi (AFP) – The federal government said Tuesday that its ability to detect HIV-positive 19 strains in the country is continuing to be monitored.

The government said 5.9 million people took part in the 24-hour test, with 154,935 samples being tested.

"India now has a test capacity of 300,000 samples," the Ministry of Health said. The total number of tested specimens was 5,921, with 155,935 tested in 24 hours.

A total of 343,091 cases of cholera have been reported in the country, including 9,900 people, the government-sanctioned data showed. Translated by: Mao Bopha January