Thiruvananthapuram: A state-level serosurvey by the Government has found that only 44% of Kerala's population had been infected by the coronavirus. The data pertains to everyone above the age of six.
The findings hint that the rest of the population in Kerala is highly susceptible to Covid-19 when compared to other states in India. This also partially explains why Kerala is continuously reporting a higher number of new Covid-19 cases during the second wave, reported The Indian Express
The national average of the infected in the country is 67%. The state reported over 22,000 infections in the last two days, which is over 50% of the national count.
Kerala has been reporting the most number of daily cases for several weeks now. There has been an indication that Kerala has a much better record of detecting indications, and that is behind the higher number of infections. Earlier surveys showed that one in 26 infections in India is detected and reported. Kerala has been detecting one in five infections.
About 3.1 crore Covid-19 cases have been reported in India, and the findings of the survey indicate that at least 80 crore people have been infected. Kerala has so far reported 33 lakh Covid-19 cases. According to the findings of the survey, over 1.6 crore people are likely to have been infected. That is close to 45% of the 3.6 crore population.
A similar trend is observed in the case of Maharashtra, another state with a high infection rate. The survey shows that about 58% of the state's population has been infected. This suggests that Maharashtra has detected and reported Covid-19 cases efficiently.
The survey showed 79% of Madhya Pradesh's population, 76.2% of Rajasthan's population, 76% of Bihar's population, and 71% of Uttar Pradesh's population have been infected by the coronavirus.