translated from Spanish: “COvid-19 cases in U.S. could be 10 times more”: CDC

Washington.- The number of cases infected with the new coronavirus in the United States is probably ten times higher than the 2.4 million confirmed to date, Said Thursday the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield.La estimate, that Redfield shared with the media in a teleconference, is based on antibody testing, and means that at least 24 million Americans have spread up to Now.
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This type of test tests the blood for indicators of an immune system response to a particular infection.” Our best estimate at the moment is that, for every recorded case, there were 10 contagions,” Redfield told reporters, saying that between 5 and 8 percent of the population would have contracted the virus.

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A significant majority of Americans, probably above 90 percent, remain vulnerable to contagion, he added. The United States has confirmed more than 2,418,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 124,000 deaths, according to Thursday’s Johns Hopkins University count.The case record continues to rise with record levels in many states, including Texas, Alabama, Missouri, and Nevada.The high number of contagions is a result of worsening of the situation in much of the country, as well as increased testing.

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Texas, one of the first states to relax confinement measures, halted the gradual reopening of its economy on Thursday following a sharp increase in recent cases. 

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