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Covid-19: Positivity rate dips in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar in random sampling


LUCKNOW: The random testing of over 1100 samples and result of 400 found only six samples positive for COVID-19 so far indicating the dipping rate of positivity in Gautam Buddh Nagar.

As per the officials of Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration, the low positivity rate indicated that the inflictions were high in number only in containment and densely populated areas of the district.

According to Gautam Budh Nagar DM Suhas LY, over 16,000 samples were collected so far in the district and 2,204 of them had come out positive for coronavirus. The tests were being conducted through lab-based reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction tests (RT-PCR), rapid antigen kit testing, and testing
methods,” he said. To date, 8,000 rapid antigen kits had already arrived in the district to carry out rapid testing of samples.

Meanwhile, sharing details about the door-to-door drive to be launched six Meerut division districts including two NCR districts of Noida and Ghaziabad. The other four districts include Hapur, Bulandshahr, Baghpat, and Meerut.

Additional Chief Secretary, health, Amit Mohan Prasad said that during the campaign every household of the districts would be visited by the special surveillance teams. “Besides recording the symptoms similar to those of COVID, the teams will also record the co-morbidity profile of the families to track
the possible infected cases,” said the ACS.

He added that the campaign, the only of its kind so far, would be carried out between July 2 and July 15. While the total number of beds across three-tier COVID hospitals – over 500 – in the state has risen to 1, 51, 172, the daily testing has also been ramped up in Uttar Pradesh.  

Total 21,414 samples were tested on Tuesday. However, the COVID patients’ tally rose to 23,750 with the addition of 672 fresh cases on Tuesday. A total of 697 persons have lost it to the pandemic in the state so far.