1 in 10 people may have contracted COVID-19: WHO


Team Udayavani, Oct 5, 2020, 6:25 PM IST

Geneva: The head of emergencies at the World Health Organisation says its ‘best estimates’ indicate that roughly one in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus.

Dr Michael Ryan, speaking Monday to a meeting of the WHO’s 34-member executive board focusing on COVID-19, said the figures vary from urban to rural, and between different groups, but that ultimately it means ‘the vast majority of the world remains at risk.”

The estimate – which would amount to more than 760 million people based on the current world population of about 7.6 billion — far outstrips the number of confirmed cases as tallied by both WHO and Johns Hopkins University, now more than 35 million worldwide.

Experts have long said that the number of confirmed cases greatly underestimates the true figure.

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