New York City authorities have detected antibodies to COVID-19 in almost 20% of the city’s residents

Authorities have identified 19.9% of New York City residents with antibodies to the coronavirus, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference, citing test data.

New York is at the center of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States. In total, according to the authorities, 164,505 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the city, 42,417 people were hospitalized, and 13,000 died. According to the website of the city authorities, another 5,231 deaths occurred, presumably due to the coronavirus, but tests do not confirm this.
The population of the city is about 8.6 million people.

According to Cuomo, authorities took tests for the presence of antibodies in people across the state. A total of 15,000 people have been tested so far. Thus, as the Governor pointed out, the study showed that 12.3% of the state’s population has antibodies to COVID-19 (based on 15,000 tests taken).

According to data provided by Cuomo, 19.9% of New York City residents were found to have antibodies. All information is preliminary and averaged.

“If we talk about New York, you see the most (identified people with antibodies to the coronavirus) in the Bronx-27.6%, in Brooklyn-19.2%, in Manhattan-17, .3%, in Queens-18.4%, Staten island-19.2%,” Cuomo said.

According to him, authorities will continue to study why this number is higher in the Bronx than in other areas.

Google News button