Of every five COVID-19 detection tests carried out by the Radar Jalisco strategy through its itinerant modules, on average two are positive.
According to what was reported this Friday by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ), since last January 10, the strategy was reinforced in these modules, which are installed on an itinerant basis in the municipalities of Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá Two thousand 498 antigen tests have been applied.
Of these, the agency said, 38.1% have tested positive, that is, around two people out of five who apply the rapid test are positive for the virus.
With this strategy, which includes two application modules that change their location daily, the aim is to identify infections randomly, in addition to being able to bring this free service closer to the population and reduce waiting times in the application of tests, the SSJ said.
In parallel, the Secretariat detailed, the application of tests is maintained through the appointment system that can be obtained at the Call Center (33 3823 3220), part of the Radar Jalisco strategy, while the modules will continue to operate “and touring public spaces of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara and the interior of the State”.
When is it advisable to take a COVID test?
According to the agency’s recommendations, when a person suspects they have COVID-19, they should wait at least four days after having risky contact with someone confirmed positive, or if they present one or more symptoms such as: fever, cough, tiredness, general pain, loss of smell or taste, and sore throat.
If the person presents one or more of these symptoms, they should isolate themselves while the test is being carried out, avoid self-medication so as not to cover up illnesses, go to the doctor and follow their instructions.