It has been confirmed by a second round of a coronavirus prevalence study that 7% of Pakistani residents have developed antibodies for the virus.
According to the report, the prevalence study was conducted to determine how many people in Pakistan have developed antibodies after exposure to the virus, said health ministry spokesperson.
Health services academy in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted the second round of study was conducted by the in 10 districts of the country.
Antibodies are blood proteins produced by the immune system to fight foreign invaders like viruses and may help to ward off future attacks by those same invaders.
According to the results of the study, people who are infected with coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most virus transmission. The researchers found that coronavirus is rising rapidly in urban areas as compared to rural areas of the country.