CDC Director: There Are Likely About 10 Cases of COVID-19 for Every Diagnosed Case

Source: FierceHealthcare

For every documented case of COVID-19 in the US, there are likely 10 more people who have been infected, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday, according to a FierceHealthcare report

That’s according to CDC serological data that have been collected so far and are still begin refined, CDC Director Robert Redfield, M.D., said in a call with reporters. 

While there is great variability nationwide, it appears between about 5% to 8% of the American public has been infected with the virus at this point, Redfield said.

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