It’s always been that high since it started. Outside a few outliers it has always been a disease that targets primarily the elderly as well as those with pre existing conditions.
Unless a viable vaccine comes the places that will come out on top are the ones who developed herd immunities instead of staying inside. Everyone that gets the virus are one less that can spread the virus once they are quarantined. This is happening in Mumbai right now were 57% of the population has tested positive for antibodies.
“Mumbai’s slums may have reached herd immunity,” said Jayaprakash Muliyil, chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of India’s National Institute of Epidemiology, and the retired head of one of its premier medical colleges. “If people in Mumbai want a safe place to avoid infection, they should probably go there.”