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Corona virus antibodies found in two-thirds of the population in the survey conducted in 11 states: Ministry of Health

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According to the findings of a sero survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) between June 14 and July 6, at least two-thirds of the population surveyed in 11 states were found to have developed antibodies to the coronavirus. Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 79 per cent seroprevalence while Kerala is at the bottom with 44.4 per cent. The seroprevalence is 50.3 percent in Assam and 58 percent in Maharashtra.

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday shared the findings of the fourth round of National Sero Survey conducted by ICMR in 70 districts of India. The ‘seroprevalence’ in the surveyed population is 76.2 percent in Rajasthan, 75.9 percent in Bihar, 75.3 percent in Gujarat, 74.6 percent in Chhattisgarh, 73.1 percent in Uttarakhand, 71 percent in Uttar Pradesh, 70.2 percent in Andhra Pradesh, 69.8 percent in Karnataka, 69.2 percent in Tamil Nadu. percent and 68.1 percent in Odisha.

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Explaining the findings, the Health Ministry has advised the States and Union Territories to conduct their own sero studies in consultation with ICMR to ensure that these studies follow a standardized protocol.

43654 new cases found on Wednesday

There were 43654 new cases of Kovid-19 in India on Wednesday, taking the total cases of infection to 31484605 while the death toll rose to 4,22,022 due to the loss of 640 more people. According to the data of the Union Health Ministry till 8 am, the number of patients under treatment increased by 1336 to 399436 in the last 24 hours, which is 1.27 percent of the total cases of infection. The national rate of patients recovering from Kovid-19 has gone up to 97.39 percent.

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