Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicSerological survey

Topic: serological survey

Over 50% people in 10 Delhi districts show Covid antibodies, latest sero survey says

Only North district was found to have less than 50% seroprevalence in a survey, the largest so far in Delhi, conducted in January by Maulana Azad Medical College.

43 lakh people could have been infected by Covid in Iran’s first wave, study in Lancet says

After China, Iran was one of the first countries to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the first death reported in February this year.

Serosurvey in Wuhan found no new confirmed Covid cases in post-lockdown months, study says

The survey, conducted between 14 May and 1 June, found that at least 63% of asymptomatic cases were actually infected with the novel coronavirus.

Vaccines not the only solution to Covid, past viral infections are key too

Three doctors who sat at lunch with a Covid-infected colleague in a Delhi hospital didn’t get infected. Once we know why, we’ll also know who to vaccinate.

Second sero survey in Haryana shows 14.8% of population infected with Covid, up from 8%

According to the data, almost 95% of the respondents had not shown any symptoms in the last 60 days, while 61% of them had been using masks and a majority of the women were housewives.

12.2% of Telangana exposed to Covid, sero prevalence rose 20 times from May, says ICMR survey

About 80% of the people, found to have antibodies, were asymptomatic, shows the sero survey report by ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition.

Covid infection falling in Mumbai slums, but rising in non-slum areas, second sero survey says

Conducted last month, the survey by BMC found 18% seroprevalence in those living in Mumbai’s buildings. The survey provides no indication of possible herd immunity.

Third Delhi serosurvey finds 25% population exposed, 3 points lower than August round

A total of 17,409 samples from each of Delhi’s 11 districts were studied in the survey, which took place between 1 and 15 September.  

9-11 cr Indians estimated to have been infected by Covid in August, second sero survey says

The survey, conducted across 700 villages, also estimated that one in 15 individuals aged more than 10 years was estimated to have been infected in August.

ICMR denies sero survey hushed up data showing up to 48% Covid reach in hotspots in May

The ICMR clarification came after a report that team behind sero survey was asked to either hold it back or remove data on containment zones.

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First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

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Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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