Gov. Cuomo announces plan to start ‘most aggressive’ antibody testing of New Yorkers to see just how widely the coronavirus has spread
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that the state is set to roll out antibody testing to survey the state’s population and determine how many people have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.
- The plan comes as New York has seen hospitalization rates fall in recent days.
- There were 507 deaths related to COVID-19 reported in New York on Saturday, 33 of which occurred in nursing homes, down from 540 on Friday.
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New York is set to start statewide antibody testing, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.
The testing will serve as a “baseline” to see how many people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, Cuomo said.
The test will draw from a random sample of people, and the state currently has the ability to run 2,000 tests per day, 14,000 a week. Cuomo said he anticipates it’ll be the “largest survey of any state population that’s been done.” On Twitter, the governor called it the “most aggressive” statewide antibody testing survey in the nation.
Knowing how many people have been infected with the novel coronavirus will be key to allowing Americans to go back to work and lessening social distancing …continued .
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