Nearly 25% of Delhiites could have antibodies

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 21

One in 4 individuals in Delhi could have contracted Covid-19 by June-end, whereas 77 per cent of the inhabitants continues to be prone to the virus, as indicated by a research by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The first “sero-surveillance survey” to find out the presence of Sars-Cov2 virus within the Capital took blood samples from 21,387 folks and subjected them to ELISA take a look at to see what number of of them had developed antibodies for the virus after getting contaminated by Covid-19.

The outcomes of the research present that 23.48 per cent of Delhi’s inhabitants acquired contaminated with Covid after six months of the outbreak.

The survey was completed throughout all 11 districts of the Capital.

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Director General, Health Services, Rajiv Garg on Tuesday stated, “The use of valved respirator N-95 masks is detrimental to the steps adopted for preventing the spread of coronavirus as it does not prevent the virus from escaping out of the mask.”

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