July 01, 2020
Only New York showed more COVID-19 infections than Connecticut through early May, according to a report that also revealed the number of people infected by the virus is actually about six times more than the number reported by the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied antibody testing results in five states. In Connecticut, testing indicates that nearly 5 percent of the population — approximately 167,000 people – have antibodies to the virus, an indication that they were infected at some point and might now have some level of immunity. New York’s rate of infection is nearly 7 percent.
The agency worked with commercial laboratories to examine random blood specimens, including those from people undergoing routine or sick-visit