A sero survey by Mumbai’s civic physique in Maharashtra has discovered that ladies have extra antibodies than males to the battle the coronavirus.
It additionally confirmed that sero positivity in non-slum areas was growing, whereas it was reducing in slum areas, which matches the present development that a lot of sufferers are being detected from the previous within the present COVID-19 surge, officers mentioned.
Sero positivity entails a blood check displaying a optimistic end result for a specific antibody, a civic official defined.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation survey, particulars of which had been revealed on Saturday, confirmed sero positivity amongst girls was 37.12 per cent as in opposition to 35.02 per cent in males.
“In the sero survey, 41.61 per centsero positivity was found in blood samples taken from municipal dispensaries in slum areas. Overall, 36.30 per cent sero positivity is found in 10,197 blood samples collected from citizens from all 24 wards in Mumbai,” it mentioned.
“The samples were tested for antibodies in BMC’s molecular biology laboratory in its Kasturba Hospital premises. The first survey in July last year had found 57 percent sero positivity in slum areas of three wards, while the one in August showed 45 per cent sero positivity in slum areas,” an official mentioned.
“Blood samples taken from private laboratories in non-slum areas showed sero positivity of 28.5 percent in the current survey. In the first survey conducted in July last year, this figure was 16 per cent for three wards and 18 per cent in the one held in August,” he added.
The sero survey, held in March this 12 months, was carried out utilizing the “unlinked anonymous sampling method” with blood samples collected from those that had not been vaccinated, and was the third after comparable workouts in July and August final 12 months, a BMC launch mentioned.
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