1 in 5 primary care providers in Belgium have been infected with coronavirus
Thursday, 14 January 2021
One in five primary care providers in Belgium has tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, Medi-Sphère reports on Thursday based on a recent study.
The study was carried out by the universities of Liège and Antwerp, together with the College of General Medicine and Domus Medica. It involved over 3,000 participants, all front-line workers, who were to administer serological (blood-based) rapid tests.
In total, 90% of those workers recorded their results in an online questionnaire between 24 December and 8 January. Around 14.3% showed a prevalence of coronavirus antibodies.
Adding those who reported having tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic but tested negative during the rapid tests bring the total to 20%.