Coronavirus antibody testing suggests infections are widely under-reported
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Mounting evidence suggests that the coronavirus might be more widespread throughout the country than previously thought — in some cases more than 80 times original estimates — as states expand capacity for antibody testing and find surprising results.
On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has emphasized the importance of antibody testing and contact tracing in order to determine who can safely return to work, said that early results suggested 14.9 percent of residents had contracted COVID-19 at some point.
When broken down by region, Cuomo said in New York City — the state’s hotbed for COVID-19 infections — the rate was about 24.7 percent.
He earlier said preliminary results suggested a statewide …continued .
[Source: Fox News]