NEW DELHI: The health officials informed that almost one third of Indians are still at risk of getting affected from covid-19 infection while sharing the forth national sero survey. The survey shows that 67.6% of the general population have antibodies against covid 19.
The survey shows that 60 per cent of people have developed antibodies but the fact cannot be neglected that positivity rate in many states and districts are still high. Also people have stopped taking precautions like they used to. The distribution of people with antibodies is not even.
The Indian Council and Medical Research (ICMR)director general, Balram Bhargava on Friday said “The finding clearly shows that there is a ray of hope, but there is no room for complacency. We have to maintain covid appropriate behavior and community engagement”.
The highest sero positivity rate in people of 45-60 age group was found to be 77.6 percent. People of age group 18-44 are found to be more mobile. Children are least exposed to the infection. However, more than half the children aged between 10-17, have developed antibodies.
62.2 percent did not get vaccinated, 24.8 percent had taken one dose and 13 percent is fully vaccinated. 10.5 percent of the surveyed healthcare workers remained unvaccinated.
According to data updated by the health ministry, India reported 42,015 new cases and 3,998 deaths in the last 24 hours on Wednesday, The total recoveries have risen to 3,03,90,687, while death toll reaches 4,18,480.