Another sero survey finds over 56 percent residents of Delhi have developed antibodies against Coronavirus
New Delhi: A fifth serological survey conducted in New Delhi has found that more than 56 percent of residents in Delhi have been exposed to the coronavirus and they have developed antibodies for the infection, government revealed on Tuesday.
"The sero survey conducted showed about 56 percent of people have developed antibodies," Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
दिल्ली में अभी तक का सबसे बड़ा सीरो सर्वे 15 जनवरी से 23 जनवरी तक किया गया।इस सर्वे में 28,000 लोगों के सैंपल लिए गए थे।— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 2, 2021
इस सर्वे रिपोर्ट में 56.13% लोगों में कोरोना के खिलाफ एन्टीबॉडीज पाई गई है। अब दिल्ली में पॉजिटिविटी दर 1 प्रतिशत से भी कम है- स्वास्थ्य मंत्री @SatyendarJain pic.twitter.com/TkSbQejnpY
However, he said people should maintain wearing masks and using sanitizers regularly.
After reaching a high of 95,735 on Sept 10, the COVID-19 cases in the country have dropped to 8,635 today, lowest in 8 months, the Indian government said on Tuesday.
India’s average daily new cases also show a clear downward slip in the last 5 weeks. While it was 18,934 in the 30 Dec 2020 – 5 Jan 2021 period, the average daily new cases have reduced to 12,772 in the 27 Jan – 2 Feb 2021 timeline.
In another significant development, the country has reported less than 100 daily deaths in the last 24 hours, lowest in eight and half months. 100 deaths were recorded last on 15th May, 2020.
The average daily deaths in the last 5 weeks also show a similar downward slide. The average daily deaths in the 27 Jan – 2 Feb 2021 phase is 128, in contrast to 242 average daily deaths recorded in the 30 Dec 2020 – 5 Jan 2021 period.
The country’s active caseload has also shrunk further to 1.63 lakh (1,63,353) today.The present active caseload now consists of just 1.52% of India’s Total Positive Cases.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.04cr (1,04,48,406) today. The Recovery Rate is 97.05%.
As on 2nd February, 2021, till 8 AM, total of 39.50 lakh (39,50,156) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.
In the last 24 hours, 1,91,313 healthcare workers were vaccinated across 3,516 sessions.
72,731 sessions have been conducted so far.
The number of beneficiaries being vaccinated every day has shown a progressive increase.
13,423 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24h ours.
85.09% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,215 newly recovered cases. 3,289 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 520 in Chhattisgarh.
80.10% of the daily new cases are from 6 States and UTs.
Kerala reports the highest daily new cases at 3,459. It is followed by Maharashtra with 1,948, while Tamil Nadu reported 502 new cases.
The Centre has rushed High Level teams to Kerala and Maharashtra for supporting the States in public health interventions for COVID19 management.
94 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
Five States/UTs account for 65.96% of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (27). Kerala follows with 17daily deaths and Tamil Nadu reported7 casualties.
Sixteen States/UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours.
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