Pronounced difference in Covid-19 antibody prevalence indicates cluster transmission in Stockholm, Sweden

Infect Ecol Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 11;10(1):1806505. doi: 10.1080/20008686.2020.1806505.


The prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies on June 17-18, 2020 was investigated in two residential areas of Stockholm, Sweden. Among the residents in Norra Djurgårdsstaden, a newly built upper- and middle-class area of Stockholm, 4.1% of study participants had SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies, while in Tensta, a highly segregated low-income area, 30% of the participants tested antibody positive.

Keywords: COVID-19; IgG; IgM; SARS-CoV-2; cluster transmission; rapid test.