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Sep 01, 2020
8:36AM

Third Sero Survey to find out prevalence of antibodies against Coronavirus begins in National Capital

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The third round of monthly sero-prevalence survey in the national capital will begin today. The sample size this time is likely to be about 17 thousand.

The last sero-prevalence survey was held from 1st to 7th August, according to which antibodies against COVID-19 infection were found in 29.1 per cent of people surveyed in the national capital.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain while announcing the results of the August survey, had told that 15 thousand representative samples were taken from 11 districts and the next exercise to begin from 1st September.

The Minister had informed that prevalence of antibodies found in men was 28.3 per cent and 32.2 per cent in women.

Sero-prevalence of antibodies found in age groups of less than 18 was 34.7 per cent, in 18-50 years 28.5 per cent, and 31.2 per cent in 50 years and above.

The National Capital had seen spurt in daily cases in the last several days.

Delhi recorded 1,358 fresh COVID-19 cases yesterday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.74 lakh while the death toll from the disease mounted to 4 thousand 4 hundred 44. 

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