Not satisfied with RAT? Go for RT-PCR

Hoshiarpur district reports 2 deaths, 87 new cases; Jalandhar district reports 7 deaths, 212 fresh infections

Not satisfied with RAT? Go for RT-PCR

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, September 21

According to the government’s instructions, if people with suspected flu-like symptoms are found to be negative in rapid antigen test, then their RT-PCR test will also be done so that the disease can be tested properly. Giving this information, Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said this order had been issued by the government for the correct identification of Covid-19 patients.

He said with 1,507 new samples of patients with suspected flu-like symptoms, the total number of samples in the district has increased to 89,317. According to the reports received from the lab, 84,456 samples are negative, while 1,436 reports are awaited and 121 are invalid. The number of deaths so far is 120.

The total number of patients has increased to 3,795 with 87 new positive cases and the number of active cases is 825 while 2,852 have recovered. Today, 20 new cases have been found in Hoshiarpur city while 67 cases are related to other health blocks. Of the two deaths on Monday, the 70-year-old Meerapur Talwandi Dandian resident died in a private hospital in Jalandhar, while the 40-year-old Salwara resident died on the way after being referred to a specialty hospital.

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