Covid-19 antibodies have been found in 86.64% of the residents in Mumbai, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s survey.
The study covers Mumbai’s all 24 wards. (PTI)
The BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) has announced the findings of the fifth serosurvey that it conducted recently.
The most significant finding is that Covid-19 antibodies have been found in 86.64% of the residents. Significantly, the data shows not much sero-prevalence difference in the slum population (87.02%) and the non-slum population (86.22%).
Likewise, the sero-prevalence among females is 88.29%, while it is 85.07% among males.
The study covers Mumbai’s all 24 wards. 20% samples were of healthcare workers who had a sero-prevalence of 87.14%.
Almost 65% of the study subjects had received Covid-19 vaccines and 35% had not.
The sero-prevalence among partially and fully vaccinated participants is 90.26%.
The sero-prevalence among the non-vaccinated is 79.86%.
The BMC had conducted the survey between August 12 and September 8, given the possibility of the third Covid wave.
Before this survey, the BMC conducted three sero-surveillance studies for Covid-19 and one for the paediatric population.
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