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1 in 5 Indians has been exposed to coronavirus, shows serosurvey

Seroprevalence among the health workers was nearly 26 per cent with doctors and nurses found to be among the most exposed followed by paramedical and field staff

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Ruchika Chitravanshi  |  New Delhi 



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Among the age groups, 25 per cent of those in the 10-17 years old were exposed to the virus, according to the survey

The third national serosurvey has shown that 21.5 per cent of the population has been exposed to Covid-19. The In­dian Council of Medical Research said the highest prevalence was found to be in the urban slums with more than 31 per cent of the population showing Covid antibodies. Among the age groups, 25 per cent of those in the 10-17 years old were exposed to the virus, according to the survey.

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First Published: Fri, February 05 2021. 00:55 IST