Over 75% people in these states have covid antibodies: ICMR survey

  • The Indian Council for Medical Research has conducted a recent national sero-survey in 70 districts of the country

Livemint
Updated29 Jul 2021
Beneficiaries wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at Dahisar Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre, Dahisar, in Mumbai.
Beneficiaries wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at Dahisar Jumbo Covid-19 Vaccination Centre, Dahisar, in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)

Madhya Pradesh has the highest seroprevalence or seropositivity at 79%, followed by Rajasthan with 76.2%, then Bihar with 75.9%. These are the findings of the latest sero-survey conducted by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).

Seropositivity signifies the presence of antibodies in the blood serum.

The Central Government has asked all states and UTs to conduct seroprevalence surveys in consultation with the ICMR to generate district-level data on seroprevalence, which is essential in formulating localised public health response measures.

This was stated in the letter by the Union Health Secretary to Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary/Secretary (Health) of all states.

The Union Health Ministry has referred to the findings of the fourth round of the National Sero-Prevalence Survey done by the ICMR and has asked the states to conduct the seroprevalence studies.

The findings of such studies can be utilised by the respective state/UTs to guide objective, transparent and evidence-based public health response to coronavirus.

It has been noted that the ICMR has conducted the recent National sero-survey in 70 districts of India. The findings of this survey indicate the state-wise seroprevalence as below:

The ICMR has conducted the recent National Sero-survey in 70 districts of India.

The national sero-survey by the ICMR was designed to capture the extent of the spread of the Covid-19 infection at the national level. Therefore, the national serosurvey results do not reflect the heterogeneity of seroprevalence between districts and even between states, the ministry said in an official release.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeNewsIndiaOver 75% people in these states have covid antibodies: ICMR survey

Most Active Stocks

Indus Towers

334.00
10:29 AM | 19 JUN 2024
-9.9 (-2.88%)

Bharat Electronics

309.30
10:26 AM | 19 JUN 2024
-8.95 (-2.81%)

HDFC Bank

1,658.00
10:24 AM | 19 JUN 2024
49.25 (3.06%)

Tata Steel

180.05
10:25 AM | 19 JUN 2024
-1.1 (-0.61%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Alok Industries

29.50
10:27 AM | 19 JUN 2024
2.15 (7.86%)

Jubilant Ingrevia

554.95
10:16 AM | 19 JUN 2024
39.85 (7.74%)

Triveni Engineering & Indus

413.75
10:29 AM | 19 JUN 2024
28.85 (7.5%)

Shree Renuka Sugars

51.22
10:29 AM | 19 JUN 2024
3.47 (7.27%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,281.00-238.00
    Chennai
    72,711.00-1,095.00
    Delhi
    73,495.00-24.00
    Kolkata
    73,566.00191.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanGet App