Publish: 12 Oct 2020, 10:33 pm
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) revealed in a study that about 45 percent of the people in Dhaka have already been exposed to novel coronavirus or Covid-19 infection.
The findings were learned during an event in the capital on Monday afternoon.
The study was based on data collected between April 18 and July 5 this year revealed that the exposure among slum dwellers was much higher at around 74 percent.
Dr Ferdausi Qadri, the senior scientist of the icddr,b, who was present at the event, said the areas surveyed had been exposed to COVID-19 infection.
“The encouraging rate of seropositivity among the study population of Dhaka indicates that we have started developing herd immunity against the Covid-19.”
It is learned that a total of 3,227 households were surveyed in the capital under the study done by icddr,b on behalf of the IEDCR.