New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled results from antibody testing which showed that among frontline workers, the New York Fire Department and EMT’s had a 17.1% infection rate.
“We think it's higher because of the EMT workers,” Cuomo said, but this is below the city's normal rate of infection, he reiterated.
Other results: Of at least 1,300 transit workers who have been tested, 14.2% were positive, Cuomo said.
The rate was higher among station workers than bus operators, train conductors and assistant conductors. Of those transit workers, 17% of station workers tested positive, 14% of bus operators and 11% of conductors and conductor's assistants tested positive.
“We’d like to see 0 but 14% is below the average infection rate for New Yorkers so it means the transit workers infection rate is below the norm for NYC,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said the normal rate of infection in New York City was 19.9%.
Roughly 12.2% of health care workers have tested positive, Cuomo said.
“It shows that the PPE works when we talk about masks and gloves," he said.
The NYPD had an infection rate of 10.5% based on testing.