The results of a study conducted by the Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, show that there has been an increase of 3.8 percent in sero-prevalence in the city compared to such a study conducted in June. In sero-survey, the blood serum of the person is examined, which shows the antibodies in the body against the infection.
Dr. Mohammad Salim Khan, head of community medicine at GMC Srinagar, said, “We did a sero-survey in Srinagar district, which revealed that 40 per cent of the 2,400 people were not confirmed infected but developed antibodies. Gone. Khan said that samples were taken randomly from 20 clusters of Srinagar. It has also been found that antibodies are more in women than in men. He said, ‘This trend is encouraging, but it is not as if we can say that Kovid-19 can be defeated if antibodies develop in the population at a certain level.’
There have been 348 deaths in Srinagar district so far
Srinagar is the worst affected district of Jammu and Kashmir. About 19000 people have been infected here and 348 people have died. In the district 1651 patients are getting their treatment while in other districts 19, 5300 infected are getting their treatment. Khan said that a large-scale sero survey is being conducted in the other nine districts of the Kashmir Valley and 400 samples have been taken from each district. He told that his result is expected to be released in two weeks.