This statement was made by the director of the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield.
"According to our accurate calculations, at the moment there are actually 10 other infected people for each recorded case"б - said the head of the CDC.
According to Redfield, blood tests collected throughout the country demonstrate that many U.S. residents may not have been aware of their coronavirus infection, as their disease was asymptomatic or with minimal symptoms. According to the Director of CDC, for every detected case of infection with a new infection, there are ten infected who did not even suspect their illness.
Redfield noted that even with the real situation, the number of infected people is about 8% of the country's population, which indicates a high degree of danger of a pandemic in the United States.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of recorded cases of coronavirus infection in the United States reached almost 2.4 million, more than 122 thousand patients died.
It was reported the day before that on June 24, 36,000 infections were detected in the United States, the highest rate in the country since April. At the same time, the daily number of new infections continues to increase in twenty states. The most difficult situation is in Florida, Texas and Arizona. Intensive care units in local hospitals lack space.