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7.1% of Indian adults showed evidence of exposure to Covid by Aug: Report

ICMR chief said lockdown, containment and behavioral change at population level have effectively checked the potential spread of SARS-CoV2

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A health worker collects a nasal sample from a girl at a Mohalla Clinic to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, at Greater Kailash in New Delhi on Wednesday

Press Trust of india New Delhi
One in 15 individuals aged 10 years and above were estimated to be exposed to SARS-CoV2 by August 2020, showing that a considerable population is still susceptible to Covid-19, according to the ICMR's second sero-survey findings released on Tuesday.

Presenting the nationwide sero-survey at a press briefing, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said 6.6 per cent of the 29,082 people (aged 10 and above) surveyed from August 17 to September 22 showed evidence of past exposure to Covid-19 and 7.1 per cent of the adult population (aged 18 and above) also showed evidence of past exposure to it.

He said

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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 7:42 PM IST

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