Sero surveillance study to be held in 38 clusters

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MaduraiA sero surveillance study, which will help to determine the extent of COVID-19 infection in the population, will be conducted at 38 clusters in the district from next week.Deputy Director of Health Services K.V. Arjun Kumar said that the survey, which will begin on a pilot basis from next week, will continue for three weeks.The main aim of this state-wide survey is to understand how many in the general population have been infected with COVID-19 and have become immune to the virus. It also helps to understand the pattern of transmission in the community and to determine the fraction of asymptomatic or sub-clinical infections present in the community.Out of the 38 total clusters identified in the district, 20 clusters are in the rural areas and the remaining 18 falls within Madurai Corporation limits. Parts of Anaiyur, Alwarpuram, Anna Nagar, Harveypatti, Jaihindpuram, Narimedu, Tamil Sangam Road, Tirunagar, Thirumangalam, Alanganallur, Paravai, Sholavandan, T. Kallupatti and Usilampatti are some of the areas where clusters have been identified for the survey.An official from the health department said that a separate micro plan has been created and samples will be lifted from 30 adults in each cluster. The participants for the survey will be selected …

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