The Washington Post reports:
More than 3 million people in the United States have active coronavirus infections and are potentially contagious, according to a new estimate from infectious-disease experts tracking the pandemic. That number is significantly larger than the official case count, which is based solely on those who have tested positive for the virus.
The vast — and rapidly growing — pool of coronavirus-infected people poses a daunting challenge to governors and mayors in hard-hit communities who are trying to arrest the surge in cases.
Traditional efforts such as testing, isolation of the sick and contact tracing can be overwhelmed when a virus spreads at an exponential rate, especially when large numbers of asymptomatic people may be walking around without even knowing they are infectious.
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How fast is the virus spreading? If you filled the U. of Michigan’s football stadium with a cross-section of random Americans, 1,000 of them would be contagious *right now*.https://t.co/9i4Gn5efCk
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) November 18, 2020