21% Indians Exposed To COVID-19, Medicos Worst Affected: ICMR Survey
The ICMR’s third nationwide serological survey has revealed that over 21% of Indians have contracted COVID-19. Conducted from December 17-January 8, the survey indicated that nearly 80% of the population still remains susceptible to the coronavirus. Moreover, it showed more seroprevalence among doctors and paramedics. Also, women surpassed men in seroprevalence rate. Surveying 28,589 people from 70 districts of 21 states, the survey found the urban slums (31.7%) ousted rural ones (19.1%) in seroprevalence.