Taipei hospital finds 0.05% of samples with COVID-19 antibodies

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 16 December, 2020
By: Natalie Tso

National Chiao Tung University invented a 5-minutes test for COVID-19 (CNA photo)

A test of over 14,000 blood samples in Taipei has found that eleven of them had COVID-19 antibodies. That was the word from Taipei Veterans General Hospital on Wednesday.

The hospital tested leftover blood from over 14,000 samples. The samples were taken from people 20 and older during May and July. If the proportion of people with antibodies found in the study was extended to cover the general population, it would mean that 11,800 people in Taiwan have COVID-19 antibodies. Health officials say, however, that since this was not a survey of the general population, a specific rate of antibodies cannot be determined.    [FULL  STORY]

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