More than 50 per cent of the 30 million plus residents of New Delhi, India, has had COVID-19, and fully recovered from the disease, a new study has shown.
State Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that a fifth serological survey done by the state government, involving around 28,000 samples taken from Jan 15 to 23, showed that antibodies have been detected in 56.13 per cent of the population.
"This means that all these people had COVID at some point and now have fully recovered," he reportedly told the press on Tuesday.
The last survey had found only about 26 per cent with the antibodies.
"This means Delhi is inching towards herd immunity. Cases are also declining at less than 200 per day and low positivity rates.
"But I would appeal not let your guard down. Keep your masks on," Satyendar reportedly said.
The survey also showed that the number of females with antibodies outnumbered the males.
India recorded 8,635 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours - the lowest single-day rise in over eight months.
To date, the country has over 10.7 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and over 154,000 deaths from the disease - placing only after United States in the list of countries hit worse by the pandemic.
The country began its mass vaccination programme on Jan 16, aiming to inoculate 300 million people by the end of July.
The global coronavirus infection and death tally has surpassed 104 million, and 2.26 million, respectively.
Source: The Economic Times, The Star
Photo source: ndtv.com
Wed Feb 03 2021
Nisshaa, A Young Woman Who Is Not Letting Her Crippling Condition Get in the Way
Nisshaa Muniandy suffers from a crippling combination of dystonia and epilepsy, but the young woman is not letting that get in her way of achieving in life. This is her inspiring story...
The Legend Behind Tungnath - World's Highest Shivan Temple!
This is the legend by Tungnath, the world's highest Shivan temple!
Satyan Anandarishnan Helps to Create a Component for the James Webb Telescope
Did you know that former aeronautics engineer Satyan Anandarishnan from Petaling Jaya had a hand in creating a component for NASA's James Webb Telescope? Here's his story...
[LIVE] GE15 Results Update
The results of the contest for 220 of the 222 parliamentary seats and 116 of the 117 state seats will be announced tonight.
Learn, Not Memorize the Language: Says This Award-Winning Malay Language Professor
Professor Dr Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam has won various awards for her inventions in the Malay language, and her achievements are far from over. This is her inspiring story...
Educator Creates Second Record for Solving 51.3k Piece Jigsaw Puzzle!
Educator Shamini Vinoothan has secured another spot in the Malaysia Book of Records for solving a 51,300 piece jigsaw puzzle.
Meet The First Indian Horseback Archer
Rubentheran Sivagurunathan is the country's first Indian horseback archer, and he wants more Indians to be involved in the sport. Here's his story...
The Mystical Sarasvati River, Real Or Myth?
Have you ever visited the Triveni Sangam located in Allahabad, North India?
The Legend Behind The Ancient Site Of Unakoti, The 'Machu Picchu' Of Northeast India!
The majestic Unakoti is a heritage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Dubbed as the 'Machu 'Picchu' of India, Unakoti is known for its 99,99,999 unique giant bas-relief sculptures that date back to the 7th to 9th centuries.
Meet The Baker Who Makes Surreally Lifelike Indian-Themed Designer Cakes
You would have probably come across images of Sundri Ramesh's works of art - cakes that look exactly like a saree, or other Indian traditional clothes. This is the story of the baker who gave up her corporate career to pursue her passion.
Kamal Haasan’s Thevar Magan Sequel is NOT Shelved but Delayed!
'Thevar Magan 2' has been put ON HOLD!
Malaysians Can Now Cast Their Votes for ‘Anugerah Podcast SYOK 2022’
In conjunction with the Anugerah Podcast SYOK 2022, all Malaysians are invited to vote for their favourite podcasts from now till 10pm, 22 December 2022, on the SYOK website.
Hariharan Exclusive Interview
Padma Shree Hariharan, the legendary singer has a lot to say about his journey of being in Tamil music industry for more than 40 years. Wanna know more about the legendary singer, watch the EXCLUSIVE video here!
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Named ‘Icon of the Year 2022’ by Time Magazine
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh its 2022 Icon of the Year, highlighting her stories of a 40-year acting career that includes her film, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Veteran Comedian Actor Siva Narayanamurthy Passes Away
Comedian of Tamil cinema Siva Narayanamurthy has passed away due to ill health.
Deepika Padukone To Unveil The Coveted FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy
Deepika will be making an exclusive appearance at the FIFA World Cup 2022
Malaysian Trailblazing Women Graduates Inspire the Next Generation!
Meet the trios, who have set a high bar to accomplish their goals.
Watch Karthigai Deepam LIVE Streaming from Thiruvannamalai
Watch LIVE telecast of Karthigai Deepam 2022!
Radio Masti 24x7 is the First to partner from Singapore with Astro Malaysia!
Bollywood Masti (Fun) unlimited now on SYOK in Malaysia.
TFA’s Shantanand Festival of Arts 2022 Returns With Shrine of Artistic and Cultural Activity
With the theme “Remember, Reignite, Reconnect,” the Temple of Fine Arts’ annual arts extravaganza returns, rekindled, resilient, reignited, reconnecting to the world!