Nearly 30% Delhiites developed antobodies against COVID-19: Jain cites 2nd serological survey

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“It’s a good signal that 29% of individuals have recovered. However we’ve got not reached herd immunity degree but, so about 70% folks don’t have antibodies and they are often contaminated,” Mr. Jain mentioned whereas addressing a press convention

Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday mentioned 29.1% of individuals have developed antibodies in opposition to COVID-19, as per a second serological survey performed within the metropolis earlier this month. Blood samples of over 15,000 folks had been randomly examined for the survey.

“It’s a good signal that 29% of individuals have recovered. However we’ve got not reached herd immunity degree but, so about 70% folks don’t have antibodies and they are often contaminated,” Mr. Jain mentioned whereas addressing a press convention. “If Delhi’s inhabitants is taken into account 2 crore, then about 60 lakh folks have developed antibodies and so they have recovered,” he added.

Out of the 11 districts, north east district has proven a results of 29%, south 27% and south east 33%, the Minister mentioned.

The survey was performed throughout town from August 1 to 7 and about 15,400 random blood samples had been collected from folks of various age teams and demographics.

 

In accordance with the primary such survey performed from June 27 to July 4, through which over 22,000 blood samples had been collected, 22.8% of individuals had developed antibodies in opposition to the virus, after adjusting for sensitivity of the testing kits.

The third such survey will start from September 1 within the metropolis, the Minister mentioned.

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