Coronavirus cases in America may be 10 times what’s reported: CDC says

16 days ago

US news.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that the 2.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in America are likely 10 times higher based on antibody tests.

Robert Redfield estimated that at least 24 million Americans have positively tested for the deadly virus or for antibodies which means that all the cases have been infected at some point.

The expert said that around 5 to 8 percent of Americans had contracted the virus and 95 to 92 percent are still exposed to the viral infection labeled in its early stages.

Across the country, rates of the new daily infections are climbing parallel to fatalities caused by coronavirus forcing states like Texas, Alabama, Missouri, and Nevada to reconsider their reopening strategies.