2ND SERO SURVEY FINDS 24.19% COVID POSITIVITY IN PUNJAB, 96% ASYMPTOMATIC
URBAN AREAS & WOMEN FOUND MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CORONAVIRUS
Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) : A total of 24.19% of Punjab’s population has been infected by Covid, as per the second Sero-Survey conducted in 12 districts of the state.
Sharing the findings of the survey, conducted among randomly selected districts and population, Health Secretary Hussan Lal informed a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh that a total of 4678 participants were interviewed and their blood samples collected. Of these, 1201 tested IgG reactive, of which only 4.03% were symptomatic and 95.9% were asymptomatic.
Urban areas showed positive rate of 30.5%, while rural areas reported 21.0% positivity. Ludhiana, with 54.6% total positivity and 71.7% urban positivity was found to be the worst hit, followed by Ferozepur, Jalandhar and SAS Nagar (Mohali). Female positivity was found to be higher in both urban and rural areas.
Each district was assigned the task of completing a sample size of 400, with 200 from rural areas and 200 from urban areas.