CDC Says 40 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Asymptomatic

Projected fatality rate remains below 1%.

In updated guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said its “best estimate” is that 40 percent of people infected with the COVID-19 virus have no symptoms.  They added that the basic reproduction number—or the number of people one person is “likely to infect”— is 2.5, an the infectious level of asymptomatic people is 75 percent, relative to symptomatic patients.

A new section has been added to the CDC reports: an “Infection Fatality Ratio” which takes into account patients both with and without symptoms and may be a more accurate parameter for the severity of the COVID-19. The new metric states that 0.65 percent of those with COVID-19 are estimated to not survive the disease.

People without knowing they are sick but who are positive for the virus are of concern to public health officials and lawmakers because of their ability to unknowingly spread the virus.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For medical health experts in the U.S. and across the globe who are still looking for a full understanding of the virus.
  • For government officials to have a balanced approach to the pandemic, weighing the cost of other life-threatening conditions as well.
  • About the continued shutdowns and the impacts on personal and national economies and health.

Sources: Reuters, Fox News


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