Sero Survey Suggests 73% People In Odisha Have COVID-19 Antibodies


Bhubaneswar: Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra on Monday said that 73 percent people in Odisha have developed antibodies against COVID-19.

As per the recent sero survey by ICMR-RMRC in 12 districts, it is found that the overall sero prevalence for COVID antibody has been found to be more than 73% in general people and over 93% among health workers in Odisha.

The senior official further stated that “The vaccination drive has worked well and there is no difference between Covaxin and Covishield as both vaccines have proved effective against COVID-19.”

“Even though the daily infection graph in the State has witnessed a marginal spike in the last few days, the situation in Odisha is better than other States.”

When asked about severity of the third wave of COVID-19, Mohapatra said its impact on Odisha would be much less compared to other states.

He also cautioned that though the infection rate in Odisha is under control, the people must adhere to the COVID protocols.

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