ICMR Clarifies Sero-survey Reports Of High Infections Are Sp
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The Indian Council of Medical Research on June 9, dismissed media reports based on a survey that showed that about one-third of the people living in containment zones and hotspots may have already been infected with Covid-19 and may have also recovered.

These findings related to the ICMR Sero Survey for Covid-19 are “speculative and survey results [are] yet to be finalized”, India’s nodal testing agency said in a tweet.

The ICMR also clarified on reports that were published by some media houses quoting sources, stating:

~ The spread of infection was so widespread in some districts that even containment efforts had failed to curb the outbreak,

~ The report showed that around 15% to 30% of the population living in containment zones and hotspots had been exposed to the infection, an official told the newspaper, adding that these findings have been shared with the Union cabinet secretary and the Prime Minister’s Office.

The tests were done to ascertain whether an individual has developed antibodies against the infection even though they are asymptomatic or show mild symptoms.

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