April 18, 2020—Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that leads to COVID-19, is currently considerably extra widespread in the U.S. than latest testing knowledge recommend, in accordance to a new report.

The report, which utilizes CDC knowledge of instances of influenza-like-sickness, or ILI, estimates that at the very least eight.7 million individuals had been contaminated across the U.S. for the duration of the 3-7 days time period they researched in March. (Earlier, the scientists experienced believed it could be as many as 28 million, but revised it when they re-examined the knowledge after publication.) The analysis has not but been peer