COVID 19 3 7 lakh surveyed in Delhi first time RT PCR tests more than antigen tests

  • | Sunday | 22nd November, 2020

New Delhi November 22For the first time the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi has exceeded the number of rapid antigen tests while over 3.7 lakh people have been surveyed as part of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the national capital the Union Home Ministry said on Sunday. “For the first time the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi have exceeded the rapid antigen tests” a spokesperson of the Home Ministry said. According to sources the number of real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests in the city surpassed the number of rapid antigen tests on Friday. Delhi recorded 5879 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday and a positivity rate of 12.90 per cent while 111 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8270. The rising coronavirus cases in Delhi were attributed to the festive season non-compliance of the COVID-19 safety behaviour and rising pollution in the city.

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