Almost 90% of people in India’s financial capital have COVID-19 antibodies: survey

Mumbai, September 17 (Reuters): Nearly 90% of people in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, are estimated to have COVID-19 antibodies, according to the civic body survey released on Friday. The fifth blood serum survey which tests for antibodies, known as a sero survey conducted between August and early September included 8,674 adults out of which almost… Continue reading Almost 90% of people in India’s financial capital have COVID-19 antibodies: survey

Serosurvey does not cover granularity at state level, misleading information should not be conveyed: VK Paul

New Delhi [India], August 3 (ANI): Serosurveys cannot be extrapolated to estimate mortality rates of COVID-19 or undercounting of the number of coronavirus infections as they are not meant to cover granularity at the level of the state, NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul said on Tuesday, amid allegations by certain opposition leaders that… Continue reading Serosurvey does not cover granularity at state level, misleading information should not be conveyed: VK Paul

4th round of National Sero Survey conducted; overall seroprevalence is 67.6%: Health Ministry

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry of Tuesday informed that the fourth round of the National Sero Survey has been conducted and the overall seroprevalence in the country is at 67.6 per cent. While addressing the press conference, ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said, “The fourth round of national serosurvey was… Continue reading 4th round of National Sero Survey conducted; overall seroprevalence is 67.6%: Health Ministry

Nationwide sero survey will help in building strategy on COVID vaccination, lockdown, says health expert

New Delhi [India], June 13 (ANI): Health experts dealing with COVID-19 believe that a nationwide coronavirus serological survey will be beneficial as it will help in bringing out exact viral load and thus help in building up strategies. Sero surveys estimate as well as monitor infection trends in the population which is specifically location-based to… Continue reading Nationwide sero survey will help in building strategy on COVID vaccination, lockdown, says health expert

ICMR to conduct national sero survey in June to assess COVID-19 spread: Health ministry

New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI): The ICMR”s fourth round of national-level sero survey to assess the intensity of the spread of COVID-19 in India will begin this month, but all states/UTs should also be encouraged to conduct them so that information from all geographies can be collected, the Centre said on Friday. At a press… Continue reading ICMR to conduct national sero survey in June to assess COVID-19 spread: Health ministry

Delhi could be heading towards attaining ‘herd immunity’, indicates latest sero-survey

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) The outcome of the fifth round of sero-prevalence survey in the national capital has indicated that Delhi population could be heading towards attaining herd immunity against coronavirus infection, sources said on Monday. The survey has found that in one district, 50-60 per cent of the sampled population has developed antibodies… Continue reading Delhi could be heading towards attaining ‘herd immunity’, indicates latest sero-survey

Sero-survey conducted in August in Delhi finds no antibodies in 30% of recovered COVID-19 patients

New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) A sero-prevalance survey conducted in the first week of August in Delhi has found that 79 of the 257 people who recovered from COVID-19 did not have antibodies against the virus. About 15,000 representative samples were taken in the August 1-7 survey from 11 districts and tested for antibodies (IgG)… Continue reading Sero-survey conducted in August in Delhi finds no antibodies in 30% of recovered COVID-19 patients

29% Delhiites have coronavirus antibodies, August sero-survey reveals

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) Antibodies against COVID-19 infection have been found in 29.1 per cent of people in the latest sero-prevalence survey in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday. Interacting with reporters, he said, 15,000 representative samples were taken in the August 1-7 survey from 11 districts here, and… Continue reading 29% Delhiites have coronavirus antibodies, August sero-survey reveals

Delhi govt plans more monthly sero-surveys, next to be done in Aug: Satyendar Jain

The Delhi government has decided to conduct sero-surveys every month to formulate better policies for tackling COVID-19 in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. The decision comes after the city government analysed the results of the latest sero-survey which showed that 23 per cent of the people here had exposure to… Continue reading Delhi govt plans more monthly sero-surveys, next to be done in Aug: Satyendar Jain