Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned on Tuesday 56.13 % of these lined beneath the latest serological survey in the town in January have developed antibodies against coronavirus. The minister additionally mentioned Delhi was “transferring in the direction of herd immunity, however solely specialists will be capable to give a transparent image”.
The fifth sero survey — the most important in the nation thus far — was carried out from January 15 to January 23, he mentioned.
At 62.18 %, Southwest Delhi district reported most seroprevalence. North Delhi at 49.09 % recorded the bottom, Jain mentioned.
“A brand new, higher expertise was used throughout the survey. Samples had been collected from each ward. In all, 28,000 samples had been taken,” a senior official mentioned.
The minister mentioned the variety of instances, fatalities and hospital admissions have declined considerably, however insisted that folks ought to proceed use masks for just a few extra months and keep “COVID-19-approriate habits”.
Jain mentioned three main adjustments had been included throughout the latest survey.
“We elevated the pattern dimension. Samples had been collected on the idea of socio-economic circumstances. A brand new, extra delicate equipment was used and the testing was carried out at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences,” he mentioned.
The minister additionally knowledgeable that frontline staff will begin getting COVID-19 vaccine jabs this week.
Almost six lakh frontline staff, together with authorities college academics, MCD workers, police personnel, ASHA and ANM staff, are anticipated to be administered the vaccine.
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