According to the recent findings of a serosurvey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) done between June 14 and July 6, it has been found that at least two-third of the population has been surveyed in 11 states and those have been found to have developed coronavirus antibodies.
Madhya Pradesh leads the chart with 79% seroprevalence while Kerala is at the bottom with 44.4%. Seroprevalence in Assam is 50.3% and Maharashtra 58%.
The Union health ministry on Wednesday shared the findings of the fourth round of national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR across 70 districts of India.
Seroprevalence was found to be 76.2% among the surveyed population in Rajasthan, 75.9% in Bihar, 75.3% in Gujarat, 74.6% in Chhattisgarh, 73.1% in Uttarakhand, 71% in Uttar Pradesh, 70.2% in Andhra Pradesh, 69.8% in Karnataka, 69.2% in Tamil Nadu and 68.1% in Odisha.
On the basis of the findings, the Union health ministry has advised states and Union territories to conduct seroprevalence studies of their own in consultation with the ICMR to ensure that those studies follow a standardized protocol.