A study found that of the total population of 9,965 people who were tested for COVID-19 between April 23 and June 3, 57% have developed antibodies. This means that they have been in contact with the virus.
Bergamo health officials said the results were based on a random sample, but “wide enough” to be a reliable indicator of how many people have been infected in the province that became the epicenter of the epidemic in Italy.
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Most of the sampled are residents of the worst affected areas. Many of them have already been quarantined.
Antibodies were found in just over 30% of a total of 10,404 health workers.
According to a report published in early May by the Italian National Statistical Institute ISTAT, the number of deaths in Bergamo increased by 568% in March compared to the 2015-2019 average. the province tops the black list of COVID-19 casualties in the country.
According to the latest data, there are a total of 13,609 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province of Bergamo.