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US COVID Infections 'More Widespread' Than Thought?

A study evaluating asymptomatic adults for COVID-19 would add another 16 million to the total number of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States, at least up to September 2020.

Investigators assessed 61,910 adults who reported feeling well when they applied for life insurance. A total of 4094, or 6.6%, had a positive serum or plasma antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The finding would "double the number who have been infected with COVID-19 compared to the number of clinically diagnosed cases," lead author Robert L. Stout, PhD, chief scientific officer at Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc in Lenexa, Kansas, told Medscape Medical News .


Read more here : https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/947580?src=mkm_covid_update_210316_MSCPEDIT&uac=153110PT&impID=3252913&faf=1

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