On Wednesday, the Delhi Government submitted its third sero-surveillance report before the Delhi High Court which states that sero-prevalence of COVID19 is found more in women than men.
The report further informed the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad that the persons falling in the age bracket of 18-49 have the maximum exposure to COVID19.
"Seroprevalence was found to be more in the female gender during the three rounds of Sero Surveillance and least in the age group of 18 to 49 years, as compared to the age group of those below 18 years and those who are above 50 years", the report said.
The said report was submitted by the Delhi Government along with an affidavit in a writ petition filed by Mr Rakesh Malhotra, seeking ramping up of testing facilities and monitoring of the Delhi Government's strategy to curb the spread of COVID19.
The sero-surveillance report further states that:
'As for the report of Sero Surveillance-3, the same reflects a reduction of the IgG antibodies seroprevalence from 28.7% (as in Sero Surveillance-3) to 25.1%. The seroprevalence has declined in Northwest and Central Districts but has increased in West, South, Northwest and East Districts.'
The Delhi Government also informed the court that the Expert Committee is actively involved in re-strategizing the testing capacity as also reviewing the overall strategy required to be followed by the Delhi Government and a request has been made to await the said recommendations.
The court will next take up the matter on October 07.
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