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Less than 1% of Tokyo residents have coronavirus antibodies – Reports


Only 0.91 per cent of Tokyo residents have Coronavirus antibodies, Japanese media reported on Friday, citing a study conducted by the Ministry of Health.

According to the Kyodo news agency, the share of people with antibodies in Osaka stands at 0.58 per cent, in the Aichi prefecture at 0.54 per cent, in the Fukuoka prefecture at 0.19 per cent and in the Miyagi prefecture at 0.14 per cent.

Experts reportedly said in the study these figures showed that almost nobody had Coronavirus antibodies in Japan, as well as stressed the need to step up the vaccination efforts to develop herd immunity.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11.

Till date, more than 104.8 million people have been infected with the Coronavirus worldwide, with more than 2.28 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Japan has confirmed about 400,000 Coronavirus cases so far, with more than 6,100 fatalities, JHU noted.