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21 States Selected to Detect Community Spread of COVID-19

Corona Community Spread

The government has gone one step further to detect community spread of the corona virus. For this surveillance, 69 districts of 21 states have been selected out of which the maximum number of 9 districts are from Uttar Pradesh. It includes Amroha, Saharanpur, Gautam Budh Nagar, Bareilly, Balrampur, Mau, Auraiya, Gonda and Unnao districts. Apart from these, no district of Delhi has been selected for surveillance.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an antibody test will be conducted to detect community spread of corona virus in these districts. A sample of one person will be taken from each house in 10 cluster area of ​​a district.
The sample will be examined by taking blood of the person. So that it can be known that how many people have prepared antibodies against the corona virus in the body.

Apart from Uttar Pradesh, 21 states include Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, West Bengal, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Odisha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Assam and Andhra Pradesh.

Recently the National Institute of Virology (NIV) has developed an ELISA kit which is the first Indian antibody kit. Through this kit, 90 samples can be tested in about two and a half hours. This kit only examines antibodies and can be used for surveillance.

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