Researchers estimate prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among adults in Orange County

Testing a representative sample of Orange County residents for a wide range of coronavirus antibodies, the University of California, Irvine researchers found that 11.5 percent of them have antibodies for COVID-19, in contrast to previous estimates of less than 2 percent. … “… As we look toward the fall and flu season, this data also justifies enhanced planning and resources in communities likely to be hit hardest,” [said Bernadette] Boden-Albala, Study Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine.