J&K Admin starts viral infection exposure survey

Rohit Kansal (IAS)
J&K Government's spokesperson, Rohit Kansal (IAS)

SRINAGAR — In order to have a more basic analysis of the spread of viral infection of Coronavirus and to regulate the measures accordingly, the Jammu and Kashmir government has started analytical study through a survey namely Sero-survey.

Official spokesman of J&K Government, Rohit Kansal said that in its fight against Coronavirus, Government has started studies from ground level under Sero-survey and a report for Jammu district has been received.

“Only 8.2% of the population is exposed to the virus,” he said, adding that a similar spread in rural areas is 8.8% and in urban areas is 7.9% in district Jammu and similar studies for other districts are being conducted and will get information very shortly.

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“FightAgainstCoronavirus Sero survey report for Jammu District received. Only 8.2% of the population is exposed to the virus. Similar spread in both Rural (8.8%) and Urban (7.9%) for Jammu. Similar studies for other districts too, shortly,” Kansal tweeted.

Pertinently, the recent National Sero-Survey conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that 27.3 percent population in Pulwama district are exposed to COVID-19 in October which was just two percent in May.

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