Published On: Tue, Sep 29th, 2020

Large percentage of India’s population not exposed to coronavirus, government official says

People wearing protective face masks wait in line to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, September 29, 2020.

BENGALURU (Reuters) – A second serological survey conducted in India in August and September showed a large percentage of India’s population had not been exposed to the novel coronavirus, although the prevalence of infection in adults increased, a government official said on Tuesday.

Blood samples collected from more than 29,000 adults between Aug. 17 and Sept. 22 showed that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies increased to 7.1% compared to 0.73% in the previous survey, the director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research said in a press briefing.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: Reuters

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