12 COVID-19 antibody positives in serology survey

James Kon

Twelve of the 504 participants tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies in the serology survey conducted at selected mosques recently. The figure includes the five who tested positive in the June 18 survey.

All those tested positive and their family members are free from infection as their swab tests for SARS-CoV-2 tested negative.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed these details at the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health’s building yesterday.

“The survey’s preliminary findings revealed that 12 individuals from 504 tested positive during the serology survey. All participants found positive in the survey and their family members were found to be negative in the swab tests for SARS-CoV-2 and confirmed to be free from active infection,” the minister said.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said the public need not worry when hearing news about someone found positive in the serology survey.

The survey is to assist the Ministry of Health in estimating the level of population immunity for a certain infection for the past few months.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the press conference yesterday. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR