New Delhi: According to the findings of a serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) between June 14 and July 6, at least two-thirds of the population in the survey conducted in 11 states had coronavirus antibodies. ) was found to be developed. Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 79 percent ‘seroprevalence’ while Kerala is at the bottom with 44.4 percent. The ‘seroprevalence’ is 50.3 percent in Assam and 58 percent in Maharashtra.
The Union Health Ministry shared the findings of the fourth round of the National Sero Survey conducted by ICMR in 70 districts of India on Wednesday. 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, Tamil Nadu 69.2 percent and 68.1 percent in Odisha.
Referring to the findings, the health ministry has advised states and union territories to conduct their own sero studies in consultation with ICMR to ensure that these studies follow a standardized protocol.
Instructions to states to prepare data at the district level
The Center has also advised all states and union territories to conduct serosurveys in consultation with ICMR to generate district-level data on ‘seroprevalence’ required in formulating public health measures at the local level.
According to a statement by the Union Health Ministry, this has been said in a letter written by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to the Additional Chief Secretaries/ Principal Secretaries/ Secretaries (Health) of all the States/ UTs.
More than 43 thousand cases came in a day in the country
Significantly, 43,654 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in India on Wednesday, taking the total cases of infection to 3,14,84,605 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, the number of patients under treatment increased by 1,336 to 3,99,436 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.
According to the data, 17,39,857 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday and with this, a total of 46,09,00,978 samples have been tested so far. The daily infection rate was 1.73 percent on Tuesday, which has now increased to 2.51 percent. The weekly infection rate is 2.36 percent.