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CDC: The number of people infected with Covid-19 in the US can be 10 times higher than reported

CDC: The number of people infected with Covid-19 in the US can be 10 times higher than reported

Government experts say more than 20 million Americans may have been infected with Covid-19, 10 times more than the official figures released, which point out that many people have no symptoms or background disease, according to Reuters. 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates based on serological tests to determine if the antibody is infected. 

The center official told a small group of reporters on June 25 that the estimate was based on the number of known cases, from 2.3 million to 2.4 million, multiplied by the average antibody rate of 10. / 1 from serological test. 

If this estimate is correct, the mortality rate in the United States due to the epidemic may be less. More than 120,000 Americans died from Covid-19 after the pandemic broke out earlier this year. 

The results came after government officials said more new cases were appearing among young people who showed no signs of infection or were unaware they were infected. 


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