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New study: 1.5 million italians may have been infected

A new study in Italy suggest that nearly 1.5 million italians may have been infected with the coronavirus.

It is about six times as many as are confirmed infected, according to official figures.

Researchers have tested almost 65.000 Italian for antibodies. If you have antibodies in the blood, it may indicate that you have been infected with the coronavirus.

When the studio spread out on the entire population, is the conclusion that 2.5 percent of the population probably has been infected. This corresponds to around 1.5 million of Italy's population of 60 million.

however, There are large regional differences.

In the Lombardy region of northern Italy, which is the worst hit region, has 7.5 percent of the population of antibodies in the blood. On the island of Sicily in the southernmost end of Italy it is only 0.3 percent.

Nearly 30 percent of the people who have antibodies in the blood, has not had symptoms of covid-19.

It stresses that there is a risk that the disease is being spread by people who are not aware that they are infected.

the Survey is conducted by statistikbureauet Istat and the Italian ministry of health on the basis of data on the antibodies.

Monday sounds status, Italy has confirmed a total of 248.229 the case of coronasmitte, since the outbreak hit the country in February. It shows a statement from Johns Hopkins University.

the Worst of it was in march, where the daily number of new confirmed smittetilfælde a transition was up over 6000. But in recent many weeks, this number has hovered under 300 or even under 200 new smittetilfælde on the day.

In all, the 35.166 people died in Italy, after they have been infected with the coronavirus.

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