NYT: More than one in five people who were tested for virus antibodies in N.Y.C. had them
From The New York Times:
More than one in five people who were tested for virus antibodies in N.Y.C. had them.
More than 21 percent of around 1,300 people in New York City who were tested for coronavirus antibodies this week were found to have them, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Thursday.
The results were from a state program that tested 3,000 supermarket customers across New York State. Nearly 14 percent of the tests came back positive, Mr. Cuomo said.
It was unclear just how telling the preliminary data was, as Mr. Cuomo acknowledged. And the accuracy of the antibody testing available in the United States, in general, has been called into question.
Antibody tests are intended to signal whether a person may have built an immunity to the virus. They do not test for the virus itself.