Chandigarh: A complete of 27.7 p.c individuals in Punjab’s containment zones have been discovered optimistic for Covid-19 antibodies, indicating that they’ve already been contaminated and have recovered from the virus.
The survey findings, submitted to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh throughout a Covid-19 assessment assembly on Thursday, confirmed the SARS-CoV-2 antibodies’ prevalence within the containment zones to be the very best at 40 p.c in Amritsar district, adopted by 35.6 p.c in Ludhiana, 33.2 p.c in SAS Nagar, 19.2 p.c in Patiala district and 10.eight p.c in Jalandhar district.
This was the state’s first unique survey, and was performed in 5 containment zones from August 1 to 17, in a systematically chosen random pattern inhabitants of 1,250.
The sooner surveys had been extra generalised and had been performed by the state authorities in coordination with the ICMR, a authorities assertion mentioned.
The survey report got here on a day when Delhi launched its second sero survey findings, which confirmed almost 29 per cent seroprevalence within the nationwide capital.
For this unique Punjab survey, the chosen containment zones which had reported the very best variety of Covid-19 instances had been situated – one every – in Patiala, SAS Nagar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar districts.
The pattern included 250 individuals from every zone, and from every of the chosen households, one grownup above the age of 18 was randomly chosen for the survey.
Total, the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was discovered to be 27.7 p.c within the containment zones the place the very best variety of Covid-19 instances had been reported.
Nevertheless, within the remaining components of the cities, prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 could be decrease, and within the rural areas the prevalence could be a lot decrease than within the city areas, as per the report of the survey, which was aimed toward discovering the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies utilizing fast antibody testing kits.
Giving particulars, the state authorities’s well being advisory knowledgeable group head Okay.Okay. Talwar mentioned a workforce of educated area assistants and laboratory technicians collected the info underneath the supervision of a medical officer.
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