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30 September 2020

Covid-19: High prevalence found in Cape Town antibody study

Initial results from a seroprevalence survey conducted in the Cape Town metro indicate that 37% of pregnant women and 42% of people living with HIV have tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies. The overall seroprevalence for the 2,700 public healthcare users whose blood samples were tested in the survey was 40%.

A national seroprevalence survey run by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the Human Sciences Research Council is also expected to start soon.DM/MC

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