Days after the Delhi High Court advised the state government to devise a new strategy to test asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, several Delhi government hospitals have made rapid antigen testing mandatory for all patients.
This is part of the government’s shift in testing policy. Last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked district officials to double testing by conducting 40,000 tests in a day. Over the last few days, the number of daily tests have gone up. On Sunday, 36,046 tests were conducted.
Covid cases in the city breached the 3,000 mark on Sunday, touching 3,256, while 29 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. This takes the total case count to 1,91,449 and the death toll to 4,567. This is also the highest single-day spike in 69 days.