Corona genome sequencing resumes in Indore, 300 samples are submitted

Health authorities have started sending COVID-19 positive samples to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for genome sequencing . Around 341 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the district up to June 22 .

INDORE: Following a three-month break, health authorities have started sending COVID-19 positive samples to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for genome sequencing.Starting last week of May, the genome sequencing program was established to inform people about any rogue variant outbreaks.According to reports from the health department, around 300 samples were sent to NCDC for genome sequencing in the last month.Since the start of the district's increase from last week of May, the authorities are sending nearly all samples with a CT value less than 30 every week.

Since February, no samples have been received from the district.According to reports, around 341 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the district up to June 22, according to the report.According to CMHO Dr BS Saitya, genome sequencing was re-entertained in accordance with instructions issued last week of May for monitoring of any new variant.According to Dr Saitya, almost all samples are sent for genome sequencing every week for the past one month or so.

Around 1000 samples of genome sequencing were sent by district authorities, which were less than one percent of total positive cases until December last year, when the third wave surge began.For the past 20 days, the district has had a consistent positive outlook rate of over 5%.The government attempted to increase the sampling but couldn't begin to do so at 550 to 600 a day.