CDC: 90% of Taiwanese have had Covid
Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says data from a study that looked into the prevalence of the coronavirus last year shows that at least 90% of Taiwan's population has likely been infected with the disease.
According to CDC Deputy Director General Philip Luo, tests on 7,000 randomly selected blood donation samples collected between January and June, found that nearly 80% came from people who had contracted the virus.
And Luo says when the recent rise in coronavirus cases is taken into consideration, that total amount rises to around 90% of the population.
The CDC says the study was conducted under World Health Organization guidelines and tested for a neutralizing antibody produced by the body following exposure to the virus.