There is no difference in antibodies produced by Covaxin and Covishield vaccines against the Covid-19 virus. This information was shared by Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27).
Seroprevalence in the range of 80-84 per cent in the general population is required to prevent the third wave in Odisha. Ganjam results underline the fact
Commenced from August 29, the objective of the survey is to estimate and compare the age-specific prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the general population and health care workers across the State.
Only a 'neutralising' serosurvey in Odisha can say whether the possible third wave will hit the State. This will also help in identifying the size of the vulnerable population, including children, to the third wave
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess the development of antibodies in human body against Covid-19, a team of health experts from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, which is a unit of ICMR, is set to kick off the Sero surveillance in three Odisha districts- Rayagada, Ganjam and Koraput- from today.
Cuttack: A Serological survey which was extensively conducted in the municipal corporation area in the last few days has revealed that 46.39 per cent residents of the Silver City have developed COVID-19 antibodies in them. Briefing the press about the latest development, Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation, Ananya Das said, “A total of 2274 blood […]
Cuttack: A four-day serological survey began in Cuttack on Monday to detect the presence of antibodies against Covid-19 among the citizens of the Millennium City. After Berhampur and Bhubaneswar, Cuttack is the third city in Odisha where sero surveillance is being held for the first time. The assessment will be conducted in a phase manner. […]
Bhubaneswar: The third phase of the serological survey to gauge the prevalence of COVID-19 is all set to start in the Odisha capital from today. The survey will continue till October 18. This study will be conducted jointly by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) which would help in determining […]
Malkangiri: A serological survey has been initiated in Malkangiri from Tuesday to determine the prevalence of antibodies against Covid-19 among the inhabitants. The district administration in collaboration with the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) is carrying out the blood-sample study in the district for the first in the Covid-19 pandemic. Malkangiri district authorities informed that […]
New Delhi: The key findings of the second round of sero-survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) suggested that India had 87 million Covid-19 patients by the end of August. Sharing the details during the weekly press briefing of the Union Health Ministry on on Tuesday, ICMR Director-General Balram Bharghav said that […]
New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday published the results of part two of the first national population-based sero survey to check the transmission of Covid-19 in the country. The findings of the survey, conducted between May 11 and June 4 in 21 states, indicated that 0.73 per cent of adults […]
Bhubaneswar: The community-based Sero-Survey conducted by Odisha government in Berhampur revealed that around 31 % individuals were infected with COVID-19 and anti-bodies were found present in them. Under the survey, samples of randomly-selected individuals from the community, five slums, high-risk groups were tested to evaluate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the population. Antibody tests […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid the continuous uptrend of COVID cases in Odisha capital city, Regional Medical Research Centre Director Sanghamitra Pati on Monday informed that the crucial second phase of serological survey will be conducted from 16 August. “The process for the second sero-survey carries utmost significance as it will show the July infection status in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Despite the entire focus of the State machinery being on containing the spread of COVID-19, the rise in local contact cases in Bhubaneswar has now emerged as a major concern. Out of the total 28 new COVID-19 cases reported from Khurda district in the last 24 hours, 25 cases were reported from Bhubaneswar Municipal […]
Bhubaneswar: With the detection of 170 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the total cases in Odisha rose to 6350 on Saturday. Apart from new cases, one more person died of COVID-19, taking the death toll in the State to 18. Of the total 170 new cases, 143 cases have been reported from […]
New Delhi: With the initial tests conducted and doubling rate of COVID-19 cases slowed nationally, the question that lingers is what’s next? In an attempt to decide the future course of action against the pandemic, the ICMR has given a detailed plan to all the states to measure coronavirus exposure in the general population as […]
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare will conduct community and hospital-based surveillance to monitor the trend of infection of novel coronavirus in all districts, it said on Tuesday. Overall, the survey will be conducted in randomly selected 69 districts from 21 states. The survey will involve collection of venous blood samples […]