Localization Corona virus It may be worse than previously known in the United States.
A new poll suggests that there may have been 53 million corona virus cases in the United States by the end of September Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Evaluation. This is almost eight times more than the number of cases reported at the time.
Even now, the CDC has confirmed less than 12.5 million cases in the United States since January. And COVID-19 has killed more than 259,000 Americans, according to the Federal Health Agency.
The CDC estimates that of the 53 million people affected, only about 45 million may have been infected and only 2.4 million have been hospitalized.
Health officials have warned that people can carry and spread the corona virus when they show only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all.
If the CDC’s latest estimates are correct, it means that its numbers are becoming more accurate compared to earlier this year, which may lead to more widespread testing. In June, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield estimated that there were 10 times as many COVID-19 cases in the United States.
CDC data show that the number of new corona virus cases detected in the United States has been steadily increasing since the beginning of October. Seven days each day since October 18 new daily cases have reached record levels, and this week an average of 171,000 cases per day have passed.
Many states have added new restrictions in response to increasing cases.
The CDC recommends taking precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, social isolation and frequent hand washing to prevent the spread of the corona virus. It also suggested that Americans should celebrate Thanksgiving at home rather than traveling to see family.