CDC assesses that 35% of coronavirus patients are asymptomatic

Thirty five percentage of novel coronavirus infections are asymptomatic and 0.4% of people who show symptoms may die, according to the US CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) new “best estimates,” CNN reports as posted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The estimates are part of 5 planning scenarios for infectious disease modelers in new CDC guidance. The report said.

The CDC also estimates that 40% of transmission occurs before people feel sick, as per CNN. Earlier, the CDC had reviewed  its “How COVID-19 Spreads” website  to emphasize that SARS-CoV-2 “spreads between people” and not easily from a contaminated surface, The Washington Post reports.

However, according to information collected by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Vincent Munster, a virologist with the Rocky Mountain Laboratories said “Direct contact with people has the highest likelihood of getting infected—being close to an infected person, rather than accepting a newspaper or a FedEx guy dropping off a box.”