Early Antibody Studies in California Suggest High Infection Rates

But external experts say the data might be skewed

Researchers in California have released early data from two studies looking for antibodies against the novel coronavirus. The first study, which has not been peer-reviewed and was posted Friday on the preprint server medRxiv, showed that out of 3,300 people tested in Santa Clara County, 50 were positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, a prevalence rate of 1.5%. However, the researchers increased the estimates for the county to between 2.49%…

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