The study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on COVID antibody reveals that sero prevalence may vary from state to state. Speaking on the recent study by ICMR on antibodies developed by people against the Covid-19 virus, Odisha’s Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra said that actual prevalence _of antibodies in Odisha can be confirmed after proper analysis.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Central government released a study of ICMR stating that around 67.6% surveyed Indians have developed antibodies against Covid-19, while 40 crore people are still vulnerable.
According to ICMR’s latest national Sero survey, the sero-prevalence found among those aged six to nine was 57.2% which is very similar to adults. The highest sero-prevalence was found in the age-group 45-60 years (77.6%), followed by those above 60 years (76.7%) and those in the age group 18-44 (66.7%), ICMR informed.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 22 July 2021, 06:48 PM IST
Many places across the country are currently reporting a spike in the number of daily infections. Odisha, on the other hand, is witnessing fluctuation in the virus transmission rate.