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In Bhubaneswar nearly 50 % of residents have developed antibodies against coronavirus infection

Bhubaneswar:30/10/20: In what could decide the future roadmap in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in the State capital, nearly 50 % of residents have developed antibodies against coronavirus infection. The findings were revealed by RMRC Director, Sanghamitra Pati on the basis of the results of the third round of sero-survey conducted in the smart city.

The first sero-survey conducted on July 11 indicated infection among 1.41% people who had subsequently developed antibodies. Antibody prevalence rose to 5.1%, suggested the 2nd survey conducted on August 28.

It takes at least 2-4 weeks to develop antibodies. So, the recent survey corresponds to the infection status before 3 weeks. If another survey is conducted now, it will further show positive results, said Pati.

Sero prevelance is more than 60% in five wards. 28% of the people from Ward No-55 and over 63% people in Ward No.16 have developed antibodies. This apart, another positive aspect of the survey is that 90% people had no major symptoms.

However, the 50% who are still not infected are vulnerable to the lethal virus.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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