Random Study Conducted in Indiana
4,611 tested for active virus and for antibodies
Testing conducted prior to 4/29/2020
1.7 % tested positive for the virus
1.1% had antibodies
2.8% of Hoosiers (186,000) had been infected by 4/29/2020 11X greater than those found to date through conventional detection focused on those that were symptomatic.
44.8 % had no symptoms
Those living with someone who had tested positive were 12 times more likely to also test positive
The fatality rate using the 186,000 extrapolated is 0.58%
6 times deadlier than the seasonal flu, more contagious, and can be asymptomatic.
Next round of sampling will be June 3-7.
As we return to work, be safe, be smart!