Proportion of people in England with Covid antibodies has fallen, study says

Proportion of people in England with Covid antibodies has fallen, study says

Figure has dropped by over a quarter in three months, fuelling concerns over reinfection.

The proportion of people in England with coronavirus antibodies dropped by more than a quarter in the space of three months, researchers have revealed, fuelling concerns over reinfection.

The findings come from the React-2 study, which is based on home finger-prick antibody test results from random participants across all 314 local authorities.

The first results, based on data from 100,000 people, were released in August, revealing that about 6% of the population of England had the antibodies – protective proteins produced in response to an infection – although the team say that could be a slight underestimate.

The new work – not yet peer-reviewed – extends this with more testing in two fresh cohorts, each yielding results from more than 100,000 adults.

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