The Government of India revealed the latest COVID-19 Serosurvey today. According to their statement made two-thirds of all Indians over six, or 67.6 per cent of the population, have antibodies against the coronavirus, The results released today are the fourth series of serosurvey.
What it means that 40 crore are still at risk of infection, the government added, as it warned against laxity in following Covid-appropriate behaviour and urged eligible people to get vaccinated.
Latest India Covid 19 Serosurvey released by India
A survey of 36,227 people, including 7,252 healthcare workers, conducted across 70 districts in 21 states in June-July indicated 67.6 per cent of Indians over the age of six had COVID-19 antibodies.
Over 50 per cent of 8,691 children between the age of six and 17 who were tested also had the antibodies. This was the first national survey to test for antibodies in those under the age of 18 – a decision taken amid widespread concern that future waves could affect children.
Last month a survey in Mumbai showed 51.18 per cent of those below 18 had COVID-19 antibodies.
The 67.6 per cent figure is a steep increase from the results of the third serosurvey.