Almost 90pc of people in Mumbai have COVID-19 antibodies: Survey

Mumbai, September 19 (KMS): Nearly 90 percent of people in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, are estimated to have COVID-19 antibodies, according to the civic body survey.

The fifth blood serum survey, which tests for antibodies, known as a sero, conducted between August and early September included 8,674 adults out of which almost 65 percent of the subjects were vaccinated.

The survey also revealed that more females had COVID-19 antibodies compared to their male counterparts at 88.29 percent compared to 85.07 percent.

Sero-prevalence was significantly higher in individuals who had received either first or both doses of COVID-19 vaccine as compared to their unvaccinated counterparts, the survey by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) noted.

“As the sero-prevalance amongst those who are vaccinated is much higher than the unvaccinated counterparts, it is essential to strengthen the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program,” the report mentioned.

India’s crowded financial hub Mumbai won plaudits this year for tackling the second wave of the pandemic better than any other metropolis in the country.

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