ONE OF 15 INDIVIDUALS, AGED OVER 10, ARE EXPOSED TO COVID-19: SERO SURVEY

As per ICMR’s 2nd Sero Survey, which was released today, it was estimated that one in 15 individuals aged more than 10 years were estimated to be exposed to the COVID-19 by August 2020. Also as per the report, it is witnessed that a considerable population is still vulnerable to the coronavirus Infection.

7.1% of the adult population showed evidence of past exposures to COVID-19. The report highlights the necessity of well facilitated and inventive strategies, especially when the nation is approaching towards the festive season that can lead to mass gathering if not contained and maintained well.

The 2nd survey was conducted in the same 700 villages from around 70 districts from 21 states where the 1st survey too was done. Many other key points too have been listed out which includes substantial increases in testing and detection in the month of August compared to May.

Inputs included from TOI.

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