September 27, 2020

COVID-19: Antibodies present in 29 per cent individuals in August sero-survey

NEW DELHI: Antibodies towards COVID-19 an infection have been present in 29.1 per cent of individuals within the newest sero-prevalence survey within the nationwide capital, Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain stated on Thursday.

Interacting with reporters, he stated, 15,000 consultant samples had been taken within the August 1-7 survey from 11 districts right here, and the subsequent train will start from September 1.

The sero-prevalence present in North East district was 29 per cent, South district 27 per cent, South East 33 per cent and New Delhi 24 per cent, Jain stated.

There was a rise of 6 per cent to 50 per cent in prevalence of antibodies amongst individuals in varied districts in comparison with the prevalence discovered within the earlier survey, he stated.

Sero-prevalence of antibodies present in males was 28.three per cent, and in females 32.2 per cent within the newest survey, the minister stated.

Sero-prevalence of antibodies towards COVID-19 present in age group of lower than 18 was 34.7 per cent, in 18-50 years 28.5 per cent and 31.2 per cent in 50 years and above, Jain stated.