COVID-19: Sero Survey Launched In Southern Odisha Town

Paralakhemundi: A serological survey was launched in the town on Wednesday to analyse the extent and penetration of COVID-19 infection among the population in Gajapati district.

According to official sources, five teams have been engaged to carry out the survey. A 15-member team from ICMR-Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC), Bhubaneswar accompanied the officials of Paralakhemundi Municipality and Health department in the exercise. In the first phase, 50 samples each will be collected from 20 localities in the town, said the sources.

District collector Anupam Saha, who visited the swab collection centres to take stock, called upon people of all age groups to voluntarily participate in the survey. “The survey will reveal the rate of penetration and antibodies developed in the people. Based on the survey report, further measures will be taken to curb the transmission of the coronavirus,” he said.

The samples of around 500 COVID Warriors will also be collected for the survey, said the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

Gajapati district has so far reported 3233 positive cases, including 198 active cases. While 3016 patients have recovered and 18 have succumbed to the disease.

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