Over 85 percent health care workers in three Odisha districts have been found to have COVID antibodies, revealed a sero survey report conducted by the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar.
The fourth round of sero survey was conducted in Ganjam, Rayagada and Koraput districts between June 16 and June 20 2021.
While antibodies were found in 85.53 percent healthcare workers, the overall sero prevalance in those districts is 65.12 percent. The sample size for this survey was 1230 from the community level and 311 from the healthcare workers.
As per the report, Ganjam topped the chart with 70.9 percent sero prevalance, Rayagada and Koraput came at second and third place with 63 percent and 61.3 percent, respectively.
The second wave of Covid19 has hit Odisha hard with the State registering its highest, 12852 positive cases on May 22, 2021.
However, the daily cases are on a declining trend since the beginning of July, down to 1864 on July 23, 2021. Khordha, Cuttack, Balasore and Jajpur continue to raise concern for the State health authorities as the daily positive cases in these districts remain in triple digits.
As per the Odisha Information and Public Relations department, Khordha reported the highest 496 positive cases on July 23, Cuttack reported 221 cases, Balasore 114 and Jajpur registered 107 positive cases on the same day.
With this, the active cases in Odisha reached 19013.