Only one in three patients in Delhi has antibodies for Covid-19: Sero Survey

17th September 2020

17th September 2020

As per the latest Sero Survey results, one in three people in Delhi has antibodies for Covid-19 which forms approximately 33% of total Delhi's population.

This was revealed in the initial analysis of the third serological survey in which 17,000 samples were collected from all 11 districts. The outcome of this survey is expected to be officially announced next week, The Times of India reported.

A second Sero Survey was also conducted in August in which 257 samples were tested of the Covid-19 recovered patients, and it was found that only 182 of them had antibodies present. As a result, it was found that around 30% of the recovered patients of coronavirus do not have antibodies in their bodies.

The data of Covid-19 cases from every state of India is under the surveillance of the health ministry and it is turning out to be very difficult to detect why a large number of recovered patients do not have antibodies against coronavirus present in their bodies.

“People who have antibodies are not currently infected. They have recovered from Covid-19. Many of them didn’t even realise that they had been infected and recovered successfully,” said an official.

According to the authorities, on Wednesday, Delhi reported the highest single-day spike of 4,473 Covid-19 cases, taking the city's infection tally to over 2.3 lakh, while 33 more deaths were reported.

The Delhi health department has issued the latest bulletin which says, 4,839 people, lost their lives due to coronavirus and a total number of cases have reached the mark of 2,30,269.

On Tuesday there were 1,560 containment zones in Delhi and on Wednesday the number reached 1,637.

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