This Thursday (13), the new phase of a serological survey conducted by the City of São Paulo was released. The result shows that the majority of those infected with COVID-19 in the city are between 18 and 34 years old, and are the majority of those who have already contracted the new coronavirus in the capital, according to a serological survey by the City Hall. According to this Reviews, there are 1.3 million people infected, equivalent to 10.9% of the municipal population.
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According to the study, young people from São Paulo are 2.6 times more likely to contract the disease than the elderly. With that in mind, the mayor of São Paulo, Bruno Covas (PSDB), even issued the following warning: "I need to emphasize the importance of raising awareness among our young people. Now and then we check for the existence of irregular parties. the main age group that has left home to work, but we need to remember the responsibility of our young people for the health of the elderly and those who are most vulnerable ".
This serological survey has eight phases conducted every two weeks with residents over 18 years of age. A blood collection is made, and the sample is sent for Reviews in a laboratory linked to the Municipal Health Department. The test has a confidence rate of 96% and the idea is that up to 45 thousand of them are performed.
The first phase of the study was released on June 23, with 5,416 serological tests in 96 districts, which showed infection in 9.5% of the population and whose lethality rate was 0.5%. The second phase, announced on July 9, pointed to 9.8% of the population. The third phase, released on July 28, pointed to 11.1% of the municipality's population. The variation in the total incidence rate is stable: between 9% and 11%. "These are numbers that indicate disease stability despite two months of reopening activities, considering the confidence interval of about 1 percentage point", points out Covas.