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Mumbai: Survey finds 57 percent people have had COVID-19 infection in slums, 16 pct in other places   Mumbai COVID19
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Mumbai: Survey finds 57 percent people have had COVID-19 infection in slums, 16 pct in other places  

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jul 2020, 10:34 am

Mumbai: A medical survey conducted on nearly 7000 people in Mumbai has found that about 16 per cent of residents of the financial hub of the country have contracted the coronavirus.

In the slum area, the study said, 57 percent people have been infected by the disease.

The serological surveillance study by jointly performed by NITI Aayog, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

"Systematically conducted study estimates around 57 percent Sero-prevalence in slums and 16 percent  Sero-prevalence in non slums, on an average, in the three wards that were studied," the BMC issues statement said.

"Results suggest that asymptomatic infections are likely to be a higher proportion of all infections," it said.

The study even pointed to a fatality rate as low as 0.05 to 0.10 per cent.