WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States is 10 times higher than the current 2.4 million infections, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday.
CDC director Robert Redfield's estimate shared with reporters at the conference call was based on antibody testing, according to the China News Agency, published on June 26, 2020. Exercise (self-defense). It shows that at least 24 million Americans are infected.
The antibody test checks one's blood for indicators that the immune system has responded to the infection.
Redfield said he believes 5 to 8 percent of the population has been exposed so far. "Our best estimate right now is that for every case we've recorded, there are 10 other infections," he told reporters.
According to Redfield, the majority of the American public, perhaps more than 90 percent, is still susceptible to the virus.