Heterogeneous patterns of COVID-19 transmission in an Urban set up – sero-epidemiological survey data from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (a central Indian city)

Ankur Joshi, Prem Shankar, Anirban Chatterjee, Jitendra Singh, Abhijit Pakhare, Kriti Yadav, Arti Shrivas, Anand Kumar Maurya, Raunaq Singh Nagi, Debasis Biswas, Arun M. Kokane, Sarman Singh

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Abstract

In the wake of rising number of SARS-CoV-2 cases, the Government of India had placed mass-quarantine measures, termed as “lockdown” measures from end-March 2020. The subsequent phase-wise relaxation from July 2020 led to a surge in the number of cases. This necessitated an understanding of the true burden of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. Consequently, a sero-epidemiological survey was carried out in the central Indian city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This article details the processes of data acquisition, compilation, handling, and information derivation from the survey. Information on socio-demographic and serological variables were collected from 4,883 participants using a multi-stage stratified random sampling method. Appropriate weightage was calculated for each participant as sampling fraction derived from Primary Sampling Unit (PSU), Secondary Sampling Unit (SSU) and Tertiary Sampling Unit (TSU). The weightage was then applied to the data to adjust the findings at population level. The comprehensive and robust methodology employed here may act as a model for similar future endeavours. At the same time, the dataset can also be relevant for researchers in fields such as data science, epidemiology, virology and earth modelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number107169
JournalData in Brief
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Disease outbreaks
  • Disease transmission
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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