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COVID-19: Survey finds 40% 'undercounting' of daily cases in Delhi-NCR in April

Nearly half of COVID-19 positive cases covered in a survey went unreported in the month of April, 2022

COVID-19: Survey finds 40% undercounting of daily cases in Delhi-NCR in April
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Nearly half of COVID-19 positive cases covered in a survey went unreported in the month of April, 2022, as many people opted for home antigen testing, LocalCircles claimed.

The survey conducted by LocalCircles claimed that 42 per cent of Delhi-NCR residents that had symptoms and took a COVID-19 test in the last 30 days only took the self rapid antigen test.

Only one in three respondents covered in the survey from Delhi-NCR took an RT-PCR test in the last 30 days, while the majority opted for at-home antigen testing pointing to a sizable undercounting of daily caseloads, the survey contended.

The survey received 16,000 responses from residents from across the districts of Delhi-NCR.

Over 62 per cent respondents were male, while 38 per cent were female.

Fifty-seven per cent of the respondents, or 9,608, said they did not take any test in last one month.

Data from the 7,248 individuals, who confirmed taking the COVID test, showed that 17 per cent of them took RT-PCR several times, and 16 per cent took RT-PCR once/twice.

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