ICMR plans pan-India survey to determine exposure of population to coronavirus

ICMR plans pan-India survey to determine exposure of population to coronavirus




New Delhi, July 09: The ICMR on Thursday stated a nationwide survey to find out the publicity of the novel coronavirus among the many inhabitants shall be carried out as a follow-up to an analogous research performed in Might, the outcomes of that are but to be launched.

ICMR plans pan-India survey to determine exposure of population to coronavirus

The Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) will conduct a ‘sero-survey’ research which includes testing of blood serum of individuals to {check} for the prevalence of antibodies in opposition to coronavirus an infection.

The ultimate outcomes of the sero-survey performed by the ICMR in Might, which centered on infections of mid-April remains to be below course of, Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Particular Responsibility within the Union Well being Ministry stated on Thursday.

“The sero-survey that ICMR performed throughout the nation centered on infections of mid-april and preliminary findings had been shared. As you understand all such sero-surveillance research or every other scientific research is topic to peer-review and people inputs are additionally included. In order that course of is happening,” he instructed reporters.

“We shall be ready to share it as soon as that will get over,” he stated. The ICMR had earlier stated on the idea of the info compiled from 65 districts out of 83 districts throughout the nation within the first a part of the sero-surveillance research, 0.73 per cent of the inhabitants surveyed confirmed proof of previous publicity to SARS-CoV-2. Bhushan additional stated the findings of the sero-survey, which has been accomplished in Delhi by Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) as part of which 22,000 samples had been collected from June 27 to July 5 from 11 districts, is being processed.

“Within the close to future, ICMR is planning a follow up sero-survey pan-India to the sooner sero-survey that that they had accomplished for mid-April infections,” Bhushan defined.

The sero-survey had two components — estimating the fraction of the overall inhabitants that has been contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 and estimating the quantity of people that have been contaminated with coronavirus in containment zones of hotspot cities, ICMR officers had earlier stated.

The IgG antibodies in opposition to an an infection takes round 15 days to develop within the physique. India noticed a file single-day surge of 24,879 coronavirus infections, which pushed the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 7,67,296 on Thursday, whereas the loss of life toll climbed to 21,129 with 487 new fatalities, the Well being Ministry knowledge up to date at eight am confirmed.


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