CONNECTICUT — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday that the state is partnering in a first-of-its-kind, statewide project to quantify the spread of COVID-19 within the state by conducting a seroprevalence study of 1,400 randomized, representative Connecticut residents.
The project will identify, through blood samples, people who have developed antibodies to COVID-19, a sign of prior infection. Led by Yale University in collaboration with Gallup, Quest Diagnostics, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and with the support of the state Department of Public Health, the project will provide the state with additional data in order to better inform its response and enhance efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.
“Connecticut has an urgent need to understand the extent of prior infection with COVID-19 in order to guide our efforts to protect the state’s residents, mitigate the harms of the virus, and implement efficient programs in the areas of greatest