Study of first Italian town to be hit by Covid-19 shows how testing suppressed disease

The Telegraph | Jun 30, 2020 at 6:33 PM
  • A study of an Italian town that was among the first in Europe to be hit by coronavirus has highlighted the importance of testing in controlling the disease after it showed that 40 per cent of those who were infected had no symptoms.
  • During this period researchers tested most of the 3,200-strong population – both at the start, when 86 per cent were tested, and two weeks later when 72 per cent of the population was reached.