Over 14% people in Kolkata have Covid-19 antibodies: ICMR sero survey

Over 14% people in Kolkata have Covid-19 antibodies: ICMR sero survey

A seroprevalence survey performed through random and fast assessments — the IgM and the IGg — point out the speed of transmission in a group and whether or not it has began growing herd immunity to a virus.

The survey was performed on the premise of random samples however the pattern dimension was not talked about. (File picture: REDHEART)

Over 14 per cent of Kolkata residents have developed Covid-19 antibodies, a seroprevalence survey by Indian Council of Medical Analysis has mentioned.

A seroprevalence survey performed through random and fast assessments — the IgM and the IGg — point out the speed of transmission in a group and whether or not it has began growing herd immunity to a virus.

The survey was performed on the premise of random samples however the pattern dimension was not talked about.

In response to senior docs, the survey indicated that the transmission is excessive within the metropolis, which is much from growing herd immunity or antibodies to fight Covid-19.

In neighbouring South 24-Parganas district, it’s 2.5 per cent whereas it’s 1 per cent in Alipurduar district, the survey mentioned.

There was lower than 1 per cent of antibody positivity charges in districts of Purba Medinipore, Bankura and Jhargram, the survey acknowledged.

An antibody is a protecting protein produced by the immune system in response to the presence of a overseas substance, an antigen. On this case it’s the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

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