This means that New York, actually has millions of cases, rather than the 268,000 confirmed cases on record. These new tests results would make the mortality rate, much less than previously estimated. The state is estimating there could be up to 2.7 million current cases.
Residents in NYC tested highest for antibodies with 21.2% of residents testing positive.
The study mirrors that of the study done in California, where researches estimated there may be 55 times more cases than officially on record.
These results give more fuel to the many Americans and governors who have been pushing to reopen the economy. Many states continue to fall towards financial deficits and millions of small businesses are looking for economic relief.