57% of Mumbai slum population has developed antibodies: Study

SourceKhaleej Times
SectorIndustrial
CountryGCC

Herd immunity could be attained in slums sooner than later if the results of serological study is any indication A sero-surveillance study done in Mumbai has revealed that 57 per cent of slum population and 16 per cent of non-slum residents in three civic wards had developed antibodies, indicating many people would already be affected by COVID-19 than the official tally suggests. The sero-surveillance had started on June 3 and 6,936 samples out of an estimated 8,870 were collected from slum and non-slum population of three civic wards - R-North, M-West and F-North - in the first half of July. It showed high proportion of asymptomatic COVID-19 infection in the city. The study revealed that 57 per cent of slum population and 16 per cent of non-slum residents in these civic...read more...