About Half of Health Care Workers Positive for COVID-19 by Serology Have No Symptoms
July 16, 2020
The IVY Research Network has completed initial studies evaluating the epidemiology of COVID-19 in health care workers and patients.
Among 249 front-line health care workers who cared for COVID-19 patients during the first month of the pandemic in Tennessee, 8% tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies by serology testing, suggesting they had contracted COVID-19 in the first several weeks of taking care of COVID-19 patients. Among these health care workers with positive serology results, 42% reported no symptoms of a respiratory illness in the prior two months. This suggests that front-line h...