The covid-19 virus has already reached 12.1% of the population of England. This is the conclusion of a study by the British National Statistics Institute (ONS), which points out that, by December, one in eight people had antibodies against the new coronavirus in the country, which suggests that the vast majority of people are still exposed to the virus.
According to the same, the same statistic is 8.9% in Scotland, 9.8% in Wales and 7.8% in Northern Ireland, which means that 10% (or one in ten British) have been in contact with the covid-19 virus.
Estimates indicate that 5.4 million English people over the age of 16 have already developed antibodies against covid-19, excluding those who have already been vaccinated in the country.
The study referred only to the general community and did not include hospitals, nursing homes and other institutional buildings, where the number of infected people is generally higher.
As it only looks at the development of antibodies, the number of people who have been exposed to the virus may be even greater, since the body needs two to three weeks to develop defenses to fight infection with the new coronavirus, so these numbers refer only to past infections.
Source: SÁBADO by www.sabado.pt.
*The article has been translated based on the content of SÁBADO by www.sabado.pt. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!