Mumbai: A total of 29.1 percent of people in the national capital have developed antibodies against COVID-19, according to another serological survey conducted earlier this month.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “The second survey conducted between August 1-7 shows that 29.1 percent of people have developed antibodies against COVID -19. A total of 15,000 samples were collected.”
According to the Health Minister, if Delhi’s population is believed to be 2 crores, around 58 lakh people have developed antibodies and have been removed. The prevalence of antibodies showed 29 percent in the southeast district, 27 percent in the South, and 33 percent in the South East survey.
A release in this regard stated that the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi had initiated a follow-up serosurvey to evaluate the prevalence and trends of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the general population of Delhi.
“The serosurvey implemented a repeated cross-sectional study design, and the first round was conducted in the first week of August 2020. The other two rounds are scheduled in the first weeks of September and October 2020,” the release said. The release stated.
“The survey has been implemented in all 11 districts, with the number of participants selected according to the population allocation according to the pattern of size at both the district and ward levels,” the release said.
According to the release, 18%, 18–49, & gt; respectively at the sample health facility level. Health facilities were stratified at the level of 25 percent, 50 percent and 25 percent by age 50.
“It has been taken into consideration that no person who was a part of the previous round of SeroSurvey is included in the current or upcoming round of Sero survey,” the release said.