Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 4
A sero prevalence examine performed throughout Haryana has discovered that the general Covid positivity price within the state stands at Eight per cent in August, implying eight out of 100 individuals might have contracted the virus and recovered from the illness.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij launched the survey figures on Friday. The city inhabitants has been discovered to be extra affected than the agricultural one.
“The SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes Covid) sero positivity in urban areas is 9.6 per cent compared to 6.9 per cent in rural pockets,” defined Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary (Health).
The NCR districts had been proven having excessive positivity price—25.Eight per cent in Faridabad (31.1 per cent city, 22.2 per cent rural), 13.Three per cent in Sonepat (18 per cent city, 10 per cent rural) and 10.Eight per cent in Gurugram (18.5% in city and 5.7% in rural).
A price greater than the state common of Eight per cent was additionally seen in districts like Karnal (12.2), Jind (11), Kurukshetra (8.7), Charkhi Dadri (8.3) and Yamunanagar (8.3). The districts having price decrease than the state common embody Panipat (7.4), Palwal (7.4), Panchkula (6.5), Jhajjar (5.9), Ambala (5.2), Rewari (4.9) and Sirsa (3.6) (see desk for backside 5 districts).
Vij mentioned the survey’s goal was to determine Covid penetration at group degree and monitor its transmission tendencies. As many as 850 samples had been collected in every district.
“The situation is much better in Haryana. In the first survey, Gujarat had an average of 17.68 per cent while it rose to 23.24 per cent in the second. In Delhi, it was 23.9 and 29.1 per cent, respectively. Mumbai slums recorded 57 per cent,” added Vij.