In India, one of the most polluted cities in the world, one in four women and one in six men have been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.
But according to a new study, this is not the case in many of the poorest parts of the country.
As the Indian media has reported, the virus has taken a devastating toll on the country’s poor, particularly women and girls, who are disproportionately affected.
In a recent study, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, researchers looked at data from more than 500,000 women and women’s health practitioners in a number of India’s poorest areas.
Their findings were staggering.
More than half of the women surveyed reported having been tested for COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, compared with just over a quarter of the men.
The women’s numbers were even higher among the most vulnerable groups, such as the most marginalized people and those living in remote rural areas.
“While COVID has taken the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, our study reveals that in India, the poorest sections of society are disproportionately the most exposed,” the researchers wrote.
The study found that women were significantly more likely to report having been diagnosed in the past month with the virus, with a rate of 64 percent.
This included nearly three-quarters of women with a family history of COVID.
More than 60 percent of women who were diagnosed with COVID in the previous month were diagnosed within the last two months.
In contrast, women who had a history of having been vaccinated within the previous year were just as likely to be diagnosed with an outbreak.
The same is true for men, with just 38 percent of men reporting having been infected with the coronaviruses.
According to the researchers, while the risk of COLL-19 is still low in India at the moment, the disease will increase in India over the coming months.
It is hoped that this will give India a chance to reverse the trend in which the virus is spreading rapidly, according to the study.
“The WHO expects that India will have an estimated 1.2 million COLL deaths this year, and an estimated 2.4 million deaths by 2020,” the study stated.
The number of people who have tested positive for COLL this year has risen to 4.7 million, according a new report by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
This number is higher than in previous years and could increase in the coming weeks.
The most recent study has also found that the rate of new cases is lower in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
India has now been declared the third-poorest country in the developed world, behind only the United States and Pakistan.
India is also one of only three countries in the global region that have reported no cases of the coronovirus in the first three weeks of January.
The country is also the only one in the region to have recorded zero deaths.