Sero survey: C’garh far from herd immunity against Covid

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Sero survey: C’garh far from herd immunity against Covid

Sunday, 04 October 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh is far from gaining herd immunity against coronavirus. Only 5.5 percent people in 10 districts were found having antibodies against Covid-19 in a Sero survey conducted recently. 

An ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) team which carried out survey in 10 districts collected 5,083 samples, of which only 283 had antibodies.

This included samples of 97 common people and 186 people in high risk zone, a press release said on Saturday.

For Sero survey, the ICMR team collected 240 samples of common people and 260 samples of people in the high-risk group. ICMR New Delhi and ICMR Bhubaneswar in association with the Chhattisgarh Health Department did the survey.

Samples were collected from 60 clusters in 20 blocks of 10 districts, both from urban as well as rural region, the press release said.

As per the report, 13.06 percent people in Raipur, 3.75 percent in Rajnandgaon, 8.61 percent in Durg, 7.2 percent in Bilaspur, 1.51 percent in Jashpur, 5.57 percent in Balodabazar-Bhatapara, 1.74 percent in Balrampur-Ramanujganj, 2.79 percent in Korba, 8.2 percent in Janjgir-Champa and 3.64 percent people in Mungeli had     antibodies.

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