A large portion of the country’s population has recovered spontaneously after being infected with the corona virus. This was revealed in a recent survey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This serological survey was conducted to ascertain the reach and effect of corona in the population. These preliminary results are cited, according to a report published in a leading newspaper. According to him, the infection had spread to one-third of the population in hotspot cities. These patients recovered on their own. Antibodies have been found in their bodies. The initial report of the survey has been handed over to the Cabinet Secretary and the Prime Minister’s Office.
Antibodies were present in the blood serum
The ICMR Serological Survey sampled about 24,000 people from 70 districts of the country. Blade samples have been taken for the identification of specific antibodies in the cirrhosis. This time the test was to find IgG antibodies that fight SARS-CoV-2. It is absorbed into the body 14 days after infection and stays in the blood serum for months. The ICMRA has found that 15 to 30 per cent of the population has been infected in some of the containment areas in the High Castle district.
The figures do not show the real picture of Corona
ICMR has yet to compile data from another 8 districts. Data from the rest of the district show that in many containment areas the infection size is more than 200 times more than 100 times the number of cases found there. These include cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Indore. This means that corona is more prevalent in the dense population than reported. The ICMR report says the spread of the virus has decreased in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
What is a sero survey or antibody test?
The antibody test of a blood sample provides very important information. It detects antibodies in the body, which indicate if you have been infected with the virus. Antibodies are proteins that help fight infections. COVID shield Elisa Kitts, manufactured by the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, has been used for the CIRO survey. Samples have also been taken from two districts of Punjab (Gurdaspur and Jalandhar), Pauri Garwal from Uttarakhand, Kurukshetra from Haryana, Pulwama from Jammu and Kashmir and Kullu in Himachal Pradesh.