More COVID-19 Antibody Studies, Also Conclude More Infected, Much Lower Death Rate

Some more antibody tests were released in April (which I missed). I only previously covered two that took place in California. Two more in the US in New York and Miami, and another two in Italy and Germany.


Here are 4 other that again show a much higher percentage of the population (everywhere) has been infected, and this drastically drives down the death rate (globally).

New York antibody study estimates 13.9% of residents have had the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo says

An estimated 13.9% of the New Yorkers have likely had Covid-19, according to preliminary results of coronavirus antibody testing released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

With more than 19.4 million people residents, the preliminary results indicate that at least 2.7 million New Yorkers have been infected with Covid-19.

Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of missed coronavirus infections, UM survey finds

About 6 percent of Miami-Dade’s population — about 165,000 residents — have antibodies indicating a past infection by the novel coronavirus, dwarfing the state health department’s tally of about 10,600 cases, according to preliminary study results announced by University of Miami researchers Friday.

In Robbio (Pavia, Italy) 22% have or have had Coronavirus

In Italy the cases of Coronavirus could be ten times as many as those ascertained. Confirmation comes from Robbio, a town of about 6 thousand inhabitants in the province of Pavia where the mayor has decided to allow the population to carry out the blood test to evaluate both the positivity to Coronavirus and the possible presence of antibodies.

German study shows coronavirus might not be fatal as previously thought

Professor Hendrick Streeck, University of Bonn director of the Institute of Virology and Institute for HIV Research, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss the university's antibody study and what it means for the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 has affected an area of Germany where it's very concentrated. Gangelt has been compared as the Wuhan of Germany. It's estimated that 15% of the population has an infection with a case fatality rate of 0.37%. Streeck suggests this rate is similar across the globe.

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