Nearly a quarter of the population of Delhi, the capital of India, now has or has had a coronavirus, according to a recent study. According to test results, Delhi, with a population of more than 20 million, would have a total of about 4.7 million people living with corona infections.
The study was conducted by the National Center for Disease Control of India. Its blood tests on more than 21,000 randomly selected Delhi people showed that nearly 24 percent had antibodies to the coronavirus.
The result of the investigation casts doubt on the accuracy of the official infection figures reported by India, both from Delhi and the country as a whole.
India became the third country last week after the United States and Brazil, with more than a million cases of corona cases detected. However, many experts have said that if and when testing speeds are low in India, the actual rate of infection may be much higher.
According to official figures, there have been 125,000 coronary infections in Delhi. According to the results of the blood test, the actual number may be 40 times.
On Wednesday, the Indian Ministry of Health said there have been a total of 1.19 million cases of coronavirus and nearly 29,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far.
Daily new reported cases of corona have been steadily declining in India in recent weeks. Less than 1,000 new infections were recorded on Tuesday, up from nearly 4,000 at the end of June.