Germany: Survey shows 6 percent of Bavarian coronavirus hotspot residents have antibodies

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Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe At least six percent of residents from Bad Feilnbach have tested positive for the coronavirus antibody, meaning six percent of study participants "have already gone through the infection," according to the Robert Koch Institute on […]



Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe At least six percent of residents from Bad Feilnbach have tested positive for the coronavirus antibody, meaning six percent of study participants "have already gone through the infection," according to the Robert Koch Institute on Tuesday. The institute examined just over 2,000 men and women aged at least 18, which was 60 percent of invitees. Project leader of coronavirus study and senior researcher, Claudia Santos-Hovener, told a press conference that "The vast majority, namely 85.5 percent, of those who were seropositive said they had at least one of the symptoms mentioned." Seropositive is a positive test result in blood serum for a virus. Santos-Hovener said the study had not revealed a large difference between men and women, but had highlighted a contrast in age. "At 4.8 percent, the lowest antibody prevalence was in the 35 to 59-year-old age group and the highest values were found in the youngest age group, 18 to 34 years of age, which was 7.8 percent." Head of the RKI Infection Epidemiology Department, Osamah Hamouda, said that over the weekend "over 2,000 newly diagnosed cases" appeared in one day. "That was the highest number since about April." "Many of these newly reported cases have been linked to travellers returning who test positive upon their return. That is 70 percent or even more in the city and district of Rosenheim," he added, urging members of the public to continue social distancing and wearing masks. Video ID: 20200825-029 Video on Demand: https://ruptly.tv/videos/20200825-029 Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

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