69% of cases found positive were asymptomatic: ICMR
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Covid-19 tests that delivered positive results in India so far show 69% positive cases were asymptomatic, whereas 31% are symptomatic representing a ratio of 1:2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday.

So far, over four lakh samples have been tested for Covid-19 in India, and of these 18,601 were positive.

ICMR head of epidemiology and communicable diseases Dr. R R Gangakhedkar said, “There is only one study that suggests there are 80% cases. Secondly, in the case of asymptomatic, where the symptoms are not very clear, the chances of a patient coming and reporting the case too becomes low. I am now saying for the first time that if we look at the number of tests done, so far 31% belong to the symptomatic category and the rest 69% would fall under asymptomatic...we can say that for every single case detected there would be about two cases that may be termed as asymptomatic.”

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/69-of-cases-found-positive-were-asymptomatic-icmr/articleshow/75282825.cms
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