New York test of 3,000 people finds 14 percent with antibodies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said a random screening of 3,000 residents found that 13.9 percent tested positive for antibodies for the coronavirus, suggesting that some 2.7 million people across the state may have been infected.

This means that more than one in five New Yorkers may already have had the coronavirus, suggesting infections are much higher than confirmed cases suggest.

Cuomo said that the survey was preliminary and limited by other factors. He said the testing targeted people who were out in society shopping, meaning that they may be more likely to be infected than people isolating at home.


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