Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 and Infection Fatality Ratio, Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana, USA, May 2020 Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.3201/eid2611.203029 PMID: 32731911

Cited authors

  • Feehan AK, Fort D, Garcia-Diaz J, Price-Haywood EG, Velasco C, Sapp E, Pevey D, Seoane L


  • Using a novel recruitment method and paired molecular and antibody testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection, we determined seroprevalence in a racially diverse municipality in Louisiana, USA. Infections were highly variable by ZIP code and differed by race/ethnicity. Overall census-weighted seroprevalence was 6.9%, and the calculated infection fatality ratio was 1.63%.

Publication date

  • 2020


  • 20200730


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