Scientists say New York City likely had COVID-19 infections in February, weeks earlier than official data suggests

Published Nov 04 2020 at 1:15 PM GMT
  • SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may have been circulating in New York City in mid-February, new research has suggested " weeks earlier than previously thought.
  • Researchers identified antibodies for the virus in blood plasma samples taken from a small population during the week of February 23, according to a study published on Tuesday in Nature.
  • This is a week before the first case of COVID-19 was identified on February 29, at the city's Mount Sinai Hospital.



  • Published Nov 4, 2020 1:15 PM GMT