A not too long ago concluded serological survey overlaying 12 districts of Odisha to estimate and evaluate the age-specific prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies has discovered that 70 per cent kids within the age group 6-10 years have been discovered to have developed antibodies, whereas the determine for the 11 -18 years age group was 74 per cent.
The survey, carried out by the ICMR Regional Medical Analysis Centre (RCMR), additionally revealed a weighted group sero prevalence of 73.5 per cent.
“70 per cent sero prevalence was discovered within the age group 6-10 years whereas for 11 -18 it was 74 per cent. Most kids particularly within the 6-10 age group haven’t been uncovered to the virus as they have been anticipated to remain indoors. Their publicity should have been from fast household and buddies. Our findings are comparable and are at par with the nationwide sero survey,” RCMR director Dr Sanghamitra Pati instructed The Indian The Press Reporter.
Carried out between August 29 and September 15, the survey coated 6,000 folks, together with 1,200 healthcare employees, in 12 districts.
Of these surveyed, 25.6 p.c have been totally immunised, 41.four p.c have been partially vaccinated and 33 p.c weren’t vaccinated in any respect. Within the 19-44 years age group, the survey revealed a sero prevalence of 75.68 per cent — greater than the age teams 45-60 years (72.65 per cent) and 60+ years (66.04 per cent).