Copenhagen leads in coronavirus antibody rates

Luke Roberts
October 31st, 2020

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Blood donations continue to be tested in efforts to better understand the disease

With little change in antibody incidence rates, many remain at risk of infection in Denmark (photo: Pixabay)

In mid-October, thousands of blood donors nationwide had their donations checked for coronavirus antibodies, with their presence indicating that individuals may now be immune to the virus.

Roughly 11,000 individuals were tested, with antibodies found in two percent of cases.

This figure was much higher in Copenhagen however, where 3.5 percent of blood samples contained antibodies.

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Little change
Surprisingly, the results are very similar to rates found during similar tests in April, meaning that the vast majority likely remains vulnerable to the virus over six months later.

Tests will continue for another four weeks, with the State Serum Institute hoping to use the data to better understand the pandemic and its spread.


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