HealthDay Reports: 'Silent' COVID-19 More Widespread Than Thought
A study that looked at how coronavirus spread on a cruise ship suggests that the number of asymptomatic people with COVID-19 could be much higher than previously thought.
'Silent' COVID-19 More Widespread Than Thought
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new cruise ship study suggests that the number of people who are infected with the new coronavirus but have no symptoms may be much higher than believed.
More than 80% of those who tested positive for the infection had no symptoms, according to the study published online May 27 in the journal Thorax.
The findings could be important as lockdown restrictions begin to be eased, and they highlight the need for accurate data on how many people worldwide have been infected, journal joint editor-in-chief Alan Smyth said in a linked blog.