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COVID19

Delhi sees continuous upsurge of COVID 19 cases – Second Wave ?

After premature celebrations and boasting of COVID-19 situation as victory over the pandemic and publicizing it as Delhi Model, indescriminate unlock has led to continuous increase in COVID-19 cases. Daily cases are above the 3,000 mark. With interstate movement continuing, Delhi is also catering to cases from nearby states.  Health care experts had previously criticized the increased reliance on antigen kits and home based care. While antigen based kits had marginally lower detection rate compared to gold standard RT-PCR, home based care carried the increased risk of complications, later arrival at hospital and overall poorer prognosis. In an expensive city like Delhi, only a small percentage of households had the privilege of space and facilities to ensure strict home isolation. The upcoming days will be a real test for Delhi after having handled the first wave reasonably well.

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