The implementation of rapid antigen tests in Mexico City, which detect COVID-19, showed a balance of 410 people with a positive result on its first day, reported the Local Secretary of Health (You want).
To do this, 24 macro kiosks were installed in areas with a high influx of people, such as city hall esplanades and station plazas. Metro.
On the first day, which took place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., a total of 2,246 tests were carried out at these points, where 336 patients were positive.
While in the Health Centers of the Sedesa 501 exams of this type, where 74 people tested positive.
Overall, 2,747 tests were performed with a positivity rate of 14.9 percent.
Given this, the head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo pointed out that they see a decrease in positivity with the implementation of rapid antigen tests.
“In numerical terms, yes (the positives increase); in terms of the percentage of positivity, probably, no, it could even decrease. That is, if you test 100 people and the positivity is 30, you are going to have 30, but If you do 200 tests, then you will have 60 positives, right? Then in absolute terms it will grow, but in relative terms it remains, “he said at a press conference, after visiting the works of the Interior Circuit.
However, the president acknowledged that they need the results of more days to define if there was a real impact.
“Until we have several days, we are not going to be able to really know the positivity rate, right now we are in a positivity rate of between 25 and 30 percent, 28 percent more or less; and we will see with all of them. these tests to what level we reached “, he maintained.
The government of the Mexico city destined 40 million pesos for the acquisition of a first batch of 255,000 rapid antigen tests.
Yesterday the federal government reported that the number of deaths per COVID It reached 101,373 and 1 million 32,688 confirmed cases.
On the other hand, the Head of Government, in the company of the Mayors of Venustiano Carranza and Iztacalco, Julio Csar Moreno Y Armando Quintero, respectively, and members of his cabinet paid a visit to the work carried out in the Inner Circuit.
In this case, the crossing between the Inner Circuit and the Viaduct Rio de la Piedad is being served by the Government of Mexico City, through the improvement of the Galindo road and Villa.
It is a construction from the sixties, which has four lanes and is now being expanded to six, through a constructive procedure, using what are called drying piles.
By Carlos Navarro
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