Published on June 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Right from general citizens to decision makers at the top, everyone is curious to know when the cases of Covid-19 would spike again. Fresh from the worst period of the ongoing Covid pandemic, Amdavadis are cautious about the predicted third wave and the new Delta Plus variant. In such … Continue reading Spike in Covid concentration was found in Motera, Paldi: Experts
Published on June 15, 2021 Part of Preparing for the Third Wave series AHMEDABAD: How would Gujarat know that the state has entered the ‘third wave’ of pandemic? Apart from exponential rise in cases, would there be any alarm bells to alert the authorities and citizens alike, right at the start, so that the peak … Continue reading Gujarat: Will surveillance detect onset?
Published on May 23, 2021 Ahmedabad: How do the authorities such as the state and central government decide on the spread of Covid-19 in a specific region? There are several markers – for starter, the test positivity rate (TPR) indicating how many persons are testing positive out of every 100 persons tested on rapid antigen … Continue reading Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater
Published on April 13, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The viral load in wastewater can give a fair indication of the pandemic spread and trend. That is the conclusion of a recent analysis of wastewater of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Gandhinagar carried out by the researchers from IIT-Gn and Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC). The paper, ‘Comparative analysis of … Continue reading ‘Wastewater can help discern viral spread’