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Millions of U.S. Coronavirus Cases in March Weren’t Diagnosed: Study

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — An estimated eight.seven million Americans are believed to have been contaminated with the new coronavirus in March, but additional than 80% had been never diagnosed, researchers report.

They examined U.S. Facilities for Sickness Manage and Avoidance information on men and women with flu-like diseases who had been seen by health professionals or at clinics but not diagnosed with coronavirus, the flu or any other viruses that commonly circulate in winter, CNN claimed.

There was a big surge in these kinds of circumstances in March, in accordance to the review released June 22 in the journal Science Translational Drugs.

Only one hundred,000 circumstances of the new coronavirus had been officially claimed in March, and the complete selection of circumstances claimed in the United States was only two.three million as of Monday.

“We located a obvious, anomalous surge in influenza-like health issues [ILI] outpatients in the course of the COVID-19 epidemic that correlated with the progression of the epidemic in numerous states across the U.S.,” Justin Silverman, of Penn Point out University, and colleagues wrote, CNN claimed.

“The surge of non-influenza ILI outpatients was much much larger than the selection of confirmed circumstances in every condition, furnishing proof of huge numbers of probable symptomatic COVID-19 circumstances that remained undetected,” they observed.

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