As many as 61,778 tests, including 26,080 RT-PCR -- the highest till date for the city -- and 35,698 rapid antigen tests, were conducted on Tuesday for the detection of COVID-19.
Many experts and government officials have warned that the chance of the virus spreading will be greater during the cold weather.
A research said that antigen tests require a relatively high viral load - about 1,000 times as much virus compared to the PCR test -- to detect an infection.
The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday, including five in Tianjin and two in Shanghai.
RT-PCR is considered the more accurate test for detecting Covid-19 in asymptomatic patients, while an RAT is useful for quick detection in symptomatic patients.
Degree colleges across the district are making brisk preparations to reopen from November 17, but health officials say it’s not possible to conduct Covid tests and provide results in just three days.
The actor eventually got tested three times at Tenet Hospital on three different RTPCR kits all of which gave a negative report.
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RT Lamp-based Tests will help reduce backlogs in testing patients for Covid-19 because the process can identify positive samples in 10 minutes, the company said.
The company's test 'TataMD CHECK' has been developed in partnership with CSIR-IGIB (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology).
The cases include traders, auto drivers and people working in various workshops and beauty parlours, among others.
District Medical Officer K S Shinu told TNIE that the main aim of the initiative is to increase the number of tests.
People who take test on their own go about mingling with family and others; protocol prevents pvt labs from informing results to people directly
The country has struggled to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which some experts say could spread more broadly during cold weather when people spend more time indoors.
As per the government mandate, international passengers on arrival have to carry their RT-PCR negative report, conducted within 96 hours before departures from the origin country.