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

Full Text via DOI: 10.3201/eid2611.203029 Web of Science: 000596803200038
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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 1.61%.

Publication date

  • 2020

Number of pages

  • 4

Start page

  • 2765

End page

  • 2768


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