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CDC: US COVID-19 cases likely at 20 million - Becker's ASC Review
At least 20 million Americans may have had COVID-19, according to a new CDC estimate cited by NBC News.
Mackenzie Bean - Friday, June 26th, 2020 " onclick="window.open(this.href,'win2','status=no,toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,titlebar=no,menubar=no,resizable=yes,width=640,height=480,directories=no,location=no'); return false;" rel="nofollow"> Print |Email At least 20 million Americans may have had COVID-19, according to a new CDC estimate cited by NBC News. The estimate is based on an analysis of blood samples from patients nationwide. Researchers found that for every confirmed case, there were 10 more people with COVID-19 antibodies who were never diagnosed. "Our best estimate right now is that for every case that's reported, there actually are 10 other infections," CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said during a June 25 call with reporters, according to NBC News. The U.S. has reported more than 2.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 25. Based on the CDC's estimate, the actual number of cases could be as high as 23 million. That figure equates to about 6.9 percent of the U.S. population. More articles on public health:Protests against police brutality didn't spur more coronavirus cases, early study suggestsWhere new COVID-19 cases are rising, falling and staying the same June 25Value of out-of-state quarantines unknown, CDC chief says © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.