Cuomo: 17.1 percent of FDNY/EMT members and 10.5 percent of NYPD have antibodies

From NBC New York:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed the preliminary results of FDNY/EMS and NYPD members who were screened for coronavirus antibodies and tested positive.

The preliminary antibody study showed that 17.1 percent of FDNY/EMT members and 10.5 percent of NYPD members tested were found to have COVID-19 antibodies. The downstate average is of about 18 percent, according to Cuomo.

“The number is much higher in the FNDY/EMTs. We believe that’s because the EMT number is driving it up,” Cuomo said. “But, we have to do more numbers and more research to determine that. Remember the EMTs, they are the frontline. They are the ones who are there assisting the person in the closest contact in many ways — FDNY also. But, we want to find out exactly what is going on.

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