Monday, 18 October 2021

Sero Survey data find Over 90 percent of Mumbai have Covid Antibodies

Sero Survey data find Over 90 percent of Mumbai have Covid Antibodies

Nearly 90% of Maharashtra's capital city, Mumbai residents, are estimated to have Covid-19 antibodies, as per the fifth serosurvey conducted by BMC.

On Friday, BMC released Data that revealed that more females have antibodies (88.29%) as compared to their male counterparts (85.07%)

The fifth survey, conducted between August and early September, included 8,674 adults, out of which almost 65% of the subjects were vaccinated.

The data result showed that seroprevalence was notably higher in individuals who were fully or partially vaccinated against Covid than people who hadn't taken the vaccine.

The report mentioned.

"As the sero-prevalance amongst who are vaccinated is much higher than the unvaccinated equivalent, it is essential to build up the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination plan,"

India's financial hub Mumbai won plaudits this year for tackling the second wave of Covid and pandemic situation better than any other city in the nation.

The report finds at a time when concerns around the emergence of a third wave remain.

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Prevalence of Delta variant

No Delta plus variant of Corona, considered highly infectious, was found among 376 samples tested in the second round of sequencing genome in Mumbai.

The Additional municipal commissioner of western suburbs said the samples were examined at a genome sequencing facility started last month in the city.

Kakani said in a statement issued by BMC,

"The genome sequencing facility at Kasturba Hospital tested 376 samples so far in second round. Not a single sample was found to be the Delta plus variant of Covid-19."

He said.

"However, 304 samples had the Delta variant, while two samples had 19A lineage and four 20A lineage. The other 66 samples have prevalence of earlier strain of COVID-19. The Delta plus variant, which is known for its higher transmissibility, was not found in these samples,"

The covid situation in Maharashtra

A health department official said.

On Thursday, Maharashtra reported 3,595 new coronavirus infections and 45 fatalities, bringing its infected patient total to 65,11,525 and death count to 1,38,322,

3,240 patients were discharged from the hospital, which brings recovered cases to count to 63,20,310. There are 49,342 many active cases in the state.

There are 2,89,425 people quarantine in-home and 1,908 in institutional quarantines. Maharashtra's recovery rate, Covid-19, stands at 97.06%, while the fatality rate is 2.12%.

Mumbai city reported 446 fresh cases and two deaths, bringing the total of infections in the town to 7,36,728 and the death toll to 16,039.

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