Indore sero survey Antibodies found in nearly 8 people

    Indore, Aug 29 (PTI) Of the total number of people
tested in Indore under the sero survey earlier this month,
7.72 per cent were found to have developed antibodies to
COVID-19, an official said.
    Indore is the worst-hit district in Madhya Pradesh in
terms of the number of coronavirus positive cases and
    "Blood samples of 7,103 people aged above one year
were taken under the survey that was carried out from August
11 to 23 with the help of the National Centre for Disease
Control," Indore Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kumar Sharma
    Of these, 548 samples, which is 7.72 per cent, were
found to be having antibodies to SARS-CoV2. Most importantly,
the surveyed men and women had antibodies in equal proportion,
he added.
    The survey revealed that efforts taken to stem the
infection spread in the affected areas of the city have paid
off, he added.
    The official said that in the Bombay Bazaar area of
the city, more than 30 per cent people were found having
    Besides, people in the age group of 45 to 60 had
maximum antibodies as per the survey, they added.
    It is believed that the people found with antibodies
had contracted the infection 15 days before their blood
samples were collected. However, as they remained
asymptomatic, the infection went undetected.
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
released the sero survey report here on Friday.
    Sero survey involves testing of blood serum of people
to check for the prevalence of antibodies against coronavirus
    According to the health officials, 12,229 people have
tested positive in Indore district from March 24 to August 27.
    Of them, 379 have succumbed to the infection, while
8,610 have recovered after treatment.
    The first cases of the virus came to light on March 24
here when four people tested positive here. PTI HWP LAL

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