"Coronavirus Rapidly Mutating," Says AIIMS Delhi Director

PUBLISHED ON: April 17, 2021 | Duration: 3 min, 10 sec

  
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All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the coronavirus is rapidly mutating and clarified that an RT-PCR false negative is possible as the Covid test is only 80 per cent sensitive. Currently, the RT-PCR can pick up mutant strains, if the test is done properly. However, Dr Guleria said if a patient has symptoms and tests negative, they should get a re-test in 24 hours and get blood tests and CT scan done to look for other markers. Those symptomatic but awaiting reports should start treatment, he said.
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