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Delhi has more Covid cases than reported as people avoid testing: Survey

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Delhi and another 600-1,000 recorded in NCR cities, many are questioning if these reported cases are estimating the spread of COVID-19 accurately." For this particular study, the NGO spoke to a number of the families in the NCR region enquiring whether they or anyone in their family had symptoms in the last 30 days and how they got themselves tested in such a situation.

The survey received 11,059 responses from citizens located in all districts of Delhi-NCR. Of these, 64% respondents were men while 36% respondents were women, it said. "Of those who had Covid symptoms, only 16 per cent took RT-PCR test, 34 per cent did at-home RAT (rapid antingen test), and 50 per cent took no test," the NGO claimed.

A similar survey conducted by LocalCircles in April 2022 had indicated 33% of Delhi-NCR residents as saying they took an RT-PCR test after having symptoms.

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