A STUDY prepared by the Ministry of Health, together with the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), the National Statistics Institute (INE), and the autonomous communities, has concluded that 1.6 per cent of the Murcia population in the Costa Blanca has suffered from Covid-19, a percentage lower than the 5.2 per cent of the national average.
The objective of the work, which began on April 27 and has been carried out in three waves, has been to estimate the prevalence of infection of the new coronavirus in Spain by determining antibodies against the virus by the autonomous community, province, age and sex. To do this, 68,296 people of all ages, communities and provinces have been studied in three waves, and they have been invited to participate by telephone.
In addition, 54,858 participated in the three waves and 186,908 rapid tests were performed and 165,176 blood samples were collected.
Another of the data highlighted by the experts of the report is that among the results of the first wave to the third, 14 per cent have been negative, that is, that they had antibodies and no longer have them.