That’s why it’s so important for everyone to act as if they had the virus and
Miami-Dade County mayor on COVID-19 community study
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez discusses the COVID-19 community study conducted by researchers from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. By Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor

About 6 percent of Miami-Dade’s population — about 165,000 residents — have antibodies indicating a past infection by the novel coronavirus, dwarfing the state health department’s tally of about 10,600 cases, according to preliminary study results announced by University of Miami researchers Friday.

The study, spurred by Miami-Dade County officials, will be an ongoing weekly survey based on antibody testing — randomly selecting county residents to volunteer pinpricks of their blood to be screened for signs of a past COVID-19 infection, whether they had tested positive for the virus in the past or not. The goal is to measure the extent of infection in the community.