The Department of Public Health and the University of Southern California presented the preliminary results of a study conducted
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health, Dra. Barbara Ferrer, referred to the preliminary results of the study carried out between the Department of Public Health and the University of Southern California (USC).
The antibody study that started to take place a few days ago and that seeks to give an overview lighter than infected people estimated, in a preliminary result, that at least 4.2% of city residents would have the antibodies created in response to disease.
USC-LA County Study: Early Results of Antibody Testing Suggest Number of #COVID-19 Infections Far Exceeds Number of Confirmed Cases in Los Angeles County. Visit https://t.co/ykORK5zq65 for more pic.twitter.com/2Yw6mZ6D5j
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The data provided are based on the results of the 863 tests conducted on April 10 and 14, 2020 on adult county residents. The results stipulate an error range of 2.8% at the lowest and 5.6% at the highest, which means that between 221,000 and 442,000 adults would have had the virus at some point.
"The study estimate suggests that the actual data is 28 to 55 times higher than what we have reported so far."Ferrer assured. "There are many people who are infected and do not know it, so we must continue to implement the measures we have taken so far"He emphasized.