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New York Finds Virus Marker in 13.9%, Suggesting Wide Spread

  • Testing indicates state infections far outpace official count
  • Results also imply that Covid-19 fatality rate is likely lower
Commuters wait on a subway platform in the Brooklyn borough of New York on April 22.

Commuters wait on a subway platform in the Brooklyn borough of New York on April 22.

Photographer: Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg
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A New York study seeking to measure the spread of the new coronavirus found that 13.9% of 3,000 people tested across the state had signs of the virus, one of the biggest U.S. reviews to date.