Covid-19. One in eight people has been exposed to the virus in England – World

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.

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