NC Antibody Testing Shows Ten to Twenty Times Higher Infections of COVID-19 than Known — Most Infected are Asymptomatic — 8 Percent of Population is Infected
“We can say that 10 to 20 times the number of people who have an identified case have antibodies to the infection,” he said.
A person develops the antibody to coronavirus one to two weeks after infection.
“The vast majority of people that we’ve tested for antibodies, that have been positive, have had no or very little symptoms,” Sanders said.
…“When we first started out, the number of people who had antibodies to COVID was very low in this area, certainly less than 2 percent, maybe less than 1 percent,” Sanders said of the findings in April and early May. “Now, we are at least at 8 percent.”