New Delhi: Half of India’s 130 crore people are likely to be affected by Kovid 19 by February, a member of a panel of experts appointed by the Center has said. He added that this would help slow the spread of Kovid. Kovid 19 has so far been confirmed for 7.55 million people in India.
The serological survey found that 14 percent of the population was infected. But Manindra Agarwal says the serological survey may not be accurate. ‘So far, about 30 per cent of Indians have been affected by Kovid 19. It may reach 50 per cent by February. ‘ Manindra Agarwal, a professor at the Indian Institute for Technology in Kanpur, told Reuters. According to Reuters, the number of Kovid cases in the country has been declining since the mid-September eruption.
The report, released by a panel of virologists, scientists and other experts on Sunday, is based on a mathematical model. The committee adopted a new model that included unreported cases. They divided the infected into two categories: reported and non-reported. The committee warns that the number could rise to 2.6 million in a single month if precautionary measures are not taken, including maintaining social distance and wearing masks.
Experts are also warning of a possible outbreak of the disease as festivals like Durga Puja and Diwali are coming up.
Content Highlights:30% of the population is currently infected and it could go up to 50 by February