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 youngsters within the age group 6-10 years had 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 Research Centre (RCMR), additionally revealed a weighted group sero prevalence of 73.5 per cent.
“70 per cent sero prevalence was found in the age group 6-10 years while for 11 -18 it was 74 per cent. Most children especially in the 6-10 age group have not been exposed to the virus as they were expected to stay indoors. Their exposure must have been from immediate family and friends. Our findings are similar and are at par with the national sero survey,” RCMR director Dr Sanghamitra Pati instructed The Indian Express.
Conducted between August 29 and September 15, the survey lined 6,000 folks, together with 1,200 healthcare staff, in 12 districts.
Of these surveyed, 25.6 % had been absolutely immunised, 41.four % had been partially vaccinated and 33 % weren’t vaccinated in any respect. In the 19-44 years age group, the survey revealed a sero prevalence of 75.68 per cent — increased than the age teams 45-60 years (72.65 per cent) and 60+ years (66.04 per cent).