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Cuomo: New York State to begin antibody testing

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 16:24:45-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York State will begin "aggressive" antibody testing this week.

Antibody testing will further detect who has been infected with COVID-19.

"The testing survey will sample 3,000 people for a population of 19.5 million people - for context Germany performed a 3,000-person sample with a population of 83 million. Large-scale antibody testing will help determine the percentage of the population that is now immune to the virus, allowing more individuals to safely return to work," according to Cuomo's office.

Watch Governor Cuomo's full update below: