Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 (LocalWire): Gajapati reported the worst sero prevalence against Coronavirus in the latest sero survey conducted in the district capital, RMRC Director Sanghamitra Pati said today.
The Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar director said that the survey was conducted in September and the average sero prevalence in Gajapati stood at 65 percent, which is the highest any city has reported in Odisha till now.
The report hinted that 65 percent of the population had developed antibodies against Coronavirus due to their exposure to the virus. A total of 1515 samples were collected by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) teams from Gajapati for the survey.
Pati said that the prevalence range varied from 40 per cent to 92 per cent and was highest among policemen which were 54 per cent. Pati said that the prevalence among frontline workers was 50 percent.
The RMRC director said that the new sero survey would be conducted in Malkangiri from October 5.
A third round of sero survey would be conducted in Bhubaneswar and the first round in Cuttack soon, she said.