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Odisha to begin serological survey for Covid-19 in Puri on Saturday

25/06/2020 at 6:49 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 25: Odisha will begin serological survey for Covid-19 with rapid antibody tests in Puri on Saturday.

Health officials said that the survey will be done in Ganjam, Gajapati, Bhubaneswar and Baramba-Narasinghpur in the first week of July.

The serological survey, a random test of people is conducted to assess if they have in the past been infected by the coronavirus.

Serological tests allows doctors to determine if a person has previously had a viral infection, based on the presence of antibodies in the blood, possibly even if they were asymptomatic.

The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has reached 5962 with detection of 210 new cases in last 24 hours.

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