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Poonam Singh

New Delhi: Every 10th household in India is right now reporting an active case within immediate family members and almost every fifth household in India is reporting loss of life among near and dear ones, as per the IANS-CVoter Covid Tracker.

This means one in every 10 Indian families has at least one family member suffering from Covid and one in every 20 Indian families has self-reported a death within immediate or extended family, as per the tracker.

The tracker is reporting high incidence of healthy people dying of Covid. As per the tracker, 58.9 per cent said that the person was completely healthy before and died of Covid itself.

And the highest number of deaths are being reported in the relatively young. 36.2 per cent deaths occurred in the age bracket below 45 years. 14.9 per cent deaths are between 26 and 35 years and 19.1 per cent deaths between 36 and 45 years.

The fear remains about someone in the family getting infected or not getting treatment. This fear is unlikely to go down till the actual number of cases go down and people start getting treatment and oxygen properly without getting too stressed about it. The tracker is generally one to two weeks ahead of the official trendline, and we don't see that happening for next 6 to 8 weeks in near future.

The tracker found that Corona becomes the top issue, again in India and the number of confirmed positive cases and deaths within immediate family as reported by Tracker is multiple times over the official Government numbers.

Even by the most conservative estimates, the self-reported ILI (Influenza like illness) symptoms is directly in sync with the trendline of self-reported Covid positive cases. Needless to say, that only a fraction of such cases have been tested for Covid, as usual. So, the lack of testing is being passed as lack of positive cases.

"Whichever way we calculate, the official records are showing less than 1/10th of numbers that is being reported by the public, be it in case of Active report or be it the case of mortalities. The self-reported numbers by "We, the people of India" are numbing, and experienced by all of us barring the "system", the tracker found.

The sample size of the Covid-19 tracker was 56,685 and the period of the survey was January 1 to May 27, 20021 covering all 542 Lok Sabha segments.

56.9 per cent respondents said they are afraid that either myself or someone in my family may actually catch the Coronavirus.

Opinion is divided on whether the Indian government is handling the Coronavirus well as 48.7 per cent said yes and 48.6 per cent said no. However, 46.8 per cent feel that the threat from Coronavirus is exaggerated.

On the requirement of ICU, ventilator, oxygen supply, 51.7 per cent said there was a requirement and got these easily while 31.7 per cent said they got these after lot of efforts while 8.4 per cent said they did not get these even after lots of efforts.

Only 6% Reported Major Side-Effects, Sickness After Covid Vax

Amid reports of side effects after vaccination, a poll now shows that only six per cent of vaccinated candidates reported severe side-effects or sickness after being administered the Covid shots.

The IANS C-Voter Covid tracker also found 33.6 per cent respondents reported little side-effects or sick, while 57.2 per cent had no side-effects or fall ill after the vaccine doses.

About 3.2 per cent respondents said that they did not know or couldn't say whether they felt any side-effects or got sick after getting vaccinated.

About 32.2 per cent respondents did not know which Covid vaccine shots they got.

While 44.6 per cent respondents received doses of Covishield and 23.3 percent received Covaxine.

About 56,685 respondents were surveyed from January 1 to May 27 this years.

This survey is based on CATI interviews of adult (aged over 18) respondents across all segments covering all 542 Lok Sabha segments. Margin of error is plus minus three per cent at State level and plus minus five per cent at regional level. Data weighted to the known Census profile, including Gender, Age, Education, Rural or Urban, Religion and Caste apart from the voting recalls for last Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections.

56% Indians Apprehend Getting Covid Infection

Majority of Indians are afraid of being infected with the ongoing Covid-19 disease either by themselves or their family members.

IANS-CVoter Covid tracker survey conducted on 56,685 people covering all 542 Lok Sabha segments between January 1 and May 27 this year reveals that 56 per cent are agreed that they are afraid either they or someone in their family might be actually caught with the Coronavirus or Covid-19 virus.

Of these 56 per cent people, 38 per cent strongly agree that Covid may catch them or their family members.

Of the total, 38.9 per cent people did not agree with the opinion that they or their family members might be caught with the disease.

In the last seven days, the survey mentioned, a total of 6,872 people were asked question regarding the fear of being caught with the Covid virus.

The survey comes at a time when India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,78,94,800 with 21,14,508 active cases and 3,25,972 deaths so far.

India reported less than 2 lakh Covid-19 cases third day in a row, with 1,65,553 fresh cases recorded in the last 24 hours, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Sunday, adding 3,460 patients succumbed to the disease during same period.
 

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