CDC Says 35% of Coronavirus
Patients Are Asymptomatic The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) also estimates
that 40% of transmissions occur
before a patient feels sick.
The agency says its estimates
are based on real data but
are subject to change.
The numbers are being used by “mathematical modelers throughout the federal government”
to lay out five planning scenarios.
In the CDC’s "current best estimate ... in the United States," roughly 0.4% of people who feel sick will die from the novel coronavirus.
The CDC has emphasized that the
mortality rates are strictly for advancing
“public health preparedness and planning.”