WASHINGTON 

A preliminary antibody study suggests nearly 14% of New Yorkers have contracted the novel coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

The statewide study that included 3,000 people tested at grocery and other stores over two days, found 13.9% having coronavirus antibodies, meaning they contracted the virus and developed antibodies to fight the infection.

The sites were chosen to collect samples from “people who were out and about shopping; they were not people who were in their home; they were not people who were isolated; they were not people who were quarantined,” the governor said during his daily news conference,

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