India may have missed about 90 infections for every detected COVID-19 : DST studyDecember 18, 2020 0 By FM
India may have missed about 90 infections for every detected COVID-19 case until November, according to an analysis by a committee formed by the Department of Science and Technology.
The research, carried out by the panel that developed an India-specific model of the pandemic’s trajectory, says that states like Delhi and Kerala had missed about 25 infections for every case. Other states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are estimated to have missed about 300 infections for every confirmed case. A similar analysis in September had shown that India may have missed 60-65 infections for every detected case.
Most states were missing infections in the 70-120 range, told Manindra Agrawal, a member of the committee and a professor at IIT Kanpur, to The Print.
In comparison, countries like Italy and the United Kingdom had missed about 10-15 infections for every case, Agrawal said. “It is important to understand that these people were never tested because they never exhibited any symptoms.”