A German study recently discovered that 85% of COVID-19 patients showed at least one symptom of the disease. The research was conducted by the Robert Koch Institute with more than 2,100 patients between late June and early July. It is an interesting result given the speculation about mass numbers of asymptomatic carriers. Though this does not in any way discount pre-symptomatic carriers, which are still a concern. It is also only a single study and requires verification through duplication.
Those with Coronavirus antibodies reported experiencing symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, rhinitis, or coughing. The researchers explained that it shows the importance of testing people based on their symptoms. If you have any of the symptoms of the virus you are still encouraged to go get tested.
The study also found that 40% of the patients previously tested positive for COVID-19 no longer had antibodies. However, the scientists warned that it doesn’t mean they are not immune to the virus. The question of immunity is still very much in discussion as evidence continues to be discovered.
This is another reason to get yourself tested if you show any symptoms of the virus, and to continue caution even if you have had it and recovered.