Italy survey suggests coronavirus six times more prevalent than official data
Almost 1.5 million people in Italy or 2.5per cent of the population have developed coronavirus antibodies, a figure six times more than official ...
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rome04 Aug 2020 05:21AMShare this contentBookmarkMILAN: Almost 1.5 million people in Italy or 2.5 per cent of the population have developed coronavirus antibodies, a figure six times more than official numbers reported, according to a survey from statistics agency Istat on Monday (Aug 3).
The survey by Istat and the health ministry, was based on antibody tests conducted on 64,660 people.AdvertisementAdvertisementOfficial figures show 248,229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 patients in Italy, with 35,166 deaths.The survey found marked local differences with the northern region of Lombardy, where the epidemic first broke out in February, showing 7.5 per cent of the population had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies compared to just 0.3 per cent in the southern region of Sicily.Read more: CNA »
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