The second phase of serosurvey in Delhi will be conducted from today. This survey will be done between August 1 to August 5 to check Coronavirus spread among Delhiites.
New Delhi| For another consecutive day, India recorded more than 50,000 cases of Coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, India recorded 57,118 positive cases of COVID-19 whereas 764 COVID-19 related deaths were reported, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The total coronavirus cases in India stand at 16,95,988 and the total death toll has reached 36,511. Out of the total cases, 5,65,103 are Active cases, whereas 1094374 have either cured/discharged or migrated. India’s recovery rate stood at 64.52 per cent this morning. India has tested a total of 1,93,58,659 samples so far. The positivity rate – the percentage of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus – stood at 8.57 per cent.
The second phase of serosurvey in Delhi will be conducted from today. This survey will be done between August 1 to August 5. As per officials, 15 thousand samples will be collected in all 11 districts. The state government had earlier conducted the serosurvey from 27 June to 10 July. During this, 20 thousand samples were taken.
Serosurvey is done to ascertain the number of population that have developed antibodies for the virus r bacteria. If a person has coronavirus. Then white blood cells begin producing antibodies against it. The body starts to respond within 5-7 days of virus/bacteria entering it. The antibodies put a stop to the proliferation of virus and boost immunity. Many Coronavirus patients are asymptomatic. However, they may contain the antibodies in them.