Over 23% of Delhi’s population exposed to coronavirus, shows
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The study conducted by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) also indicates that a large number of infected persons remain asymptomatic. The survey was conducted from 27 June 2020, to 10 July 2020.

A total of 21,387 samples were collected as per lab standards and were tested. The tests did help in the identification of the presence of antibodies in the general population.

~ How was Delhi sero-survey done?

For all the 11 districts of Delhi, survey teams were formed. Blood samples were collected from selected individuals after taking written informed consent and then their sera were tested for IgG antibodies and infection using COVID KAVACH ELISA approved by ICMR.

~ Results of Delhi sero-survey:

Notably, the study also indicates that a large number of infected persons remain asymptomatic. This implies the following:

1. Nearly 6 months into the epidemic, only 23.48 per cent of the people are affected in Delhi.

2. However, a significant proportion of the population is still vulnerable. Therefore, containment measures must be followed strictly.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx
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