Study shows Spain is ‘a long way’ from achieving ‘herd immunity’


Blood serum tests to determine the prevalence of antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 have indicated that an average of 5% of Spain’s population have come into contact with the coronavirus.

This would mean it has affected approximately 2,350,000 people in Spain, which is almost 10 times higher than the 229,000 in the ministry for health figures.

The preliminary results of the first round of tests ordered by the government and carried out by the Carlos III health institute, showed significant geographical variations, with only 2.7% in Alicante province – and 1.4% in Murcia region.

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