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Kerala Covid sero prevalence survey, Minister Veena George

Seroprevalence Survey In State Finishes : Minister Veena George

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Friday Oct 8, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram : Covid seroprevalence survey in state has now finished, said Health Minister Veena George on Friday. Data obtained in the survey is currently being compiled. Preliminary report is ready. Comprehensive survey report will be   available shortly. The sero prevalence survey finds out body’s immune  levels against the virus or in other words, the presence of antibodies in an individual body. The said immunity can be acquired in two ways – either via antibodies generated up on having been infected with Covid earlier or through vaccination, said minister while speaking to reporters in the capital.

Vaccination has been carried out on wide scale in the state. 93 percent of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The second dose too have been administered when due. Large number of people caught Covid during the second wave. Put together, the vaccination and recovery, have raised immune  levels cnsiderably, the minister said.