19% of health care workers (i.e. group at higher risk) in Stockholm estimated have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies by May (). For context, 45% of frontline HCWs in London hospital positive by May () & 3% in Denmark ()
Pandemic peak SARS-CoV-2 infection and seroconversion rates in London frontline health-care workers - ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #SAFERstudy ⁦ Hopefully our data assist forward planning.
We've seen how common #SARSCoV2 asymptomatic infections are in many cohorts, but not yet among health care workers. A small, careful study indicates 38% were without symptoms (people who know symptoms well) and why screening of HCW is vital
⚡️In this study of 200 HCW in the UK, 87 (44%) had evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection by PCR or serology😮
"Our finding that 44% of HCWs show evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection either by RT-PCR or serology in a frontline setting is higher than reported by others in the UK & worldwide"
Impressive high % SARS-CoV-2 infection in HCWs Pandemic peak SARS-CoV-2 infection and seroconversion rates in London frontline health-care workers
Very high rates of HCW seropositivity in London, blimey. Hopefully SIREN can clarify some of the question, Pandemic peak SARS-CoV-2 infection and seroconversion rates in London frontline health-care workers
Thank you to ALL ⁦⁩ participants ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ ⁦ and scientists ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ for making this possible.
Pandemic peak SARS-CoV-2 infection and seroconversion rates in London frontline health-care workers - The Lancet
These important new findings show FIRST, the risk faced by health workers on the frontlines of this pandemic and, SECOND, the neglected importance of asymptomatic spread.
Among front line healthcare workers in London, 87 (44%) of 200 had evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection at any timepoint, detected either by serology or RT-PCR.
Pandemic peak SARS-CoV-2 infection and seroconversion rates in London frontline health-care workers