Live - Covid-19: Nearly 57,000 new cases were detected within 24 hours, 130 deaths were recorded

Live – Covid-19: Nearly 57,000 new cases were detected within 24 hours, 130 deaths were recorded

+ 25% tests in one week

Between November 29 and December 5, 2021, about 5.3 million tests were performed, “an increase of nearly 25% compared to the previous week,” with 4 million tests registered, according to the Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics. (Dress) in statment.

However, a “slight decrease in the share of tests validated within 24 hours” is noted: the share of antigen tests, last week, was 54.9%, compared to 52.3% previously, while tests were validated in less than 24 hours. It fell slightly from the previous week to 96% from 97%.

“This decrease is mainly attributable to RT-PCR tests (92% validated in less than 24 hours this week, compared to 93% in the previous week),” states the Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics.

Buoyed by the extension of the Health Permit, tests (PCR and antigens) reached a record 5.7 million in the week of August 9, and then the week of August 16. Then the pace slowed to 5.1 million at the end of August, then 4.6 million at the beginning of September.

Since March 1, 2020, about 180 million antigen and RT-PCR tests have been performed, Drees continues.

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