RT-PCR Tests Surpass Rapid Antigen Testing In Delhi For 1st Time: Centre

Amid the spike in the coronavirus cases in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said about the ramping up of medical infrastructure and formulating a new strategy to fight the COVID-19 surge in the national capital

The RT-PCR tests has exceeded in Delhi the number of rapid antigen tests for the first time, while over 3.7 lakh people have been reviewed as a part of the efforts to restrain the spread of coronavirus in the national capital, the Union Home Ministry said on Sunday.

Amid the spike in the coronavirus cases in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said about the ramping up of medical infrastructure and formulating a new strategy to fight the COVID-19 surge in the national capital.

“For the first time, the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi has 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.

A total number of 250 ventilators have been delivered to the DRDO hospital and are being installed.

A process of recruitment of additional 207 Junior Resident doctors has been started by AIIMS, the spokesperson said.

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As directed by Mr Shah, the house-to-house survey has been started in Delhi while till Friday, 3,70,729 people have been surveyed.

The actions came in the wake of 12 decisions taken at a high-level meeting, chaired by Amit Shah on November 15 in the wake of Delhi sawing fresh spike in COVID-19 cases.

The spike in coronavirus cases in Delhi has been reported since October 28 when the daily rise breached the 5,000-mark for the first time and it crossed the 8,000-mark on November 11.

5,879 fresh COVID-19 cases has been recorded in Delhi on Saturday and a positivity rate of 12.90 per cent, while 111 more fatalities pushed the death count to 8,270.

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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