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Study finds few Wisconsin residents with COVID-19 antibodies

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 13:56:55-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Less than 2 percent of Wisconsin residents had antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 as of July, based on early results of a new study.

The study was conducted by the state Department of Health Services, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, or SHOW, and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

Preliminary results were released Tuesday.

The study tested 1,056 people and of those, 1.6% were positive for the antibodies, indicating that they had been previously infected, even if they didn’t have symptoms.

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