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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

As many as 73 per cent people in Odisha have developed antibody against Covid-19, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director Sanghamitra Pati on Sunday.

The announcement has been made by ICMR following sero surveys in 12 districts of the State.

According to ICMR, 93 per cent of health workers have also developed antibody against the virus. Similarly, 70 per cent of children have also developed antibody.

In a relief to the most affected Khordha district, 81 per cent of its denizens have developed antibody against Covid-19.

“Around 66 per cent of people, who took the first dose of vaccine, have developed antibody,” said Pati.

Meanwhile, Odisha reported 585 positive cases in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 10,24,320 on Sunday.

While 342 cases were detected from quarantine, 243 were local contacts.
Of the total new positives, 96 cases of Covid-19 infections are in the age group of 0 to 18 years, tweeted I & PR department. 

Maximum of 206 cases were reported from Khordha district, followed by 67 cases in Cuttack and 38 cases from Balasore district.

Odisha registered  five fatalities in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 8,175. As many as 601 patients recovered on Sunday and with this active number of cases reduced to 5,909.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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