Babar Rafiq Khan, Mazhar Iqbal, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Hanif
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Positive rate of COVID 19 in the setting of GGH Ghulam Muhammadabad

Babar Rafiq Khan, Mazhar Iqbal, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Hanif



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ABSTRACT

Background: The corona virus disease also known as COVID-19 has opened gates to a lot of research about detection, treatment and prevention in the last past year due to lack of information regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus. PCR corona via nasopharyngeal swab is the standard method of detection in our set-up.

Materials and methods: Nasopharyngeal swabs were taken by ENT department using precautions and following proper SOPs. Swabs were sent for rRT-PCR tests. Data was collected and analyzed. All the subjects meeting the inclusion criteria were included in study. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. Frequency and percentage was calculated for gender. Positivity rate was calculated using CDC formula.

Study design: - Descriptive studies Place and Duration of Study: - Government General Hospital, Ghulam Muhammadabad, Faisalabad. 889 samples were taken from 7.1.2020 to 6.12.2020.

Results: Standard PCR for corona test by nasopharyngeal route was taken of suspected corona patients and of patients with contact with corona positive patients. 894 samples were taken from 7.1.2020 to 6.12.2020. 263 were positive for corona. The calculated positive rate is 29.41%.

Conclusions: Calculation of positive rates is a very easy metric to give us a quick overview of the spread of the virus.

Keywords: COVID-19, Positive rates, PCR-Corona



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