Seven in 10 adults in England now have Covid-19 antibodies, study reveals


An estimated seven in 10 adults in England were likely to have tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies, new figures reveal.

As the vaccine rollout continues combined with more people becoming infected the rate of those with Covid-19 antibodies, that provide resistance to the virus, increases.

The Office for National Statistics figures for adults in private households in the week to April 11 – 68.3 per cent – is up from an estimated one in two, or 53.1 per cent, recorded just two weeks earlier.

It comes as domestic coronavirus statistics “look good” to enable the resumption of foreign holidays next month, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.