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Examination of antibodies: Up to 130,000 Danes have been infected with coronavirus


6,000 citizens have been tested for antibody, and 2.2 percent had antibodies in the blood sample.

A study of antibodies against coronavirus, which is backed by the Statens Serum Institut, indicates that between 90,000 and 130,000 people have had coronavirus.

18,000 were invited to participate in the survey, but only about 6,000 participated in the survey. Of those, an average of 2.2 percent of participants had antibodies in their blood tests.

– This means that our best estimate of how large a part of the population that had been infected with covid-19 up to 15 August is 2.2 percent, it sounds from SSI .

The calculation is subject to an uncertainty that goes from 1.8 percent to 2.6 percent.

By comparison, the official infection rate was 15,763 at the time.

The study is subject to several uncertainties. Among other things, it is not certain that everyone who has been infected produces measurable antibodies .

According to SSI , the results should be interpreted with caution. But in general, the conclusion is that when only a few percent have had the disease so far, the efforts to protect the population against infection have so far worked well.

/ ritzau /

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