Coronavirus Infections in U.S. Could Be Much Higher Than Previously Thought

Scientists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and Beijing's Peking University believe that there are more cases of coronavirus infections than the official total.

According to a PDF report titled, 'Estimating the scale of COVID-19 Epidemic in the United States: Simulations Based on Air Traffic Directly from Wuhan, China', released last Sunday, there may be as many as 9,484 people in the United States, instead of the 1,085 'confirmed' coronavirus cases. One thing to point out is that their 'conservative' data does not account for cases from persons who may have migrated over from other regions of the world. They believe that an undetected coronavirus ncarrier, which could be as young as 40-years-old, could each potentially pass the virus to others at a rate of up to 2 to 6 people.

As of March 11, 2020, there have been 32 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States.

Thomas Bossert, former Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism Adviser to the White House says:

Photo: A shopper wearing a mask is pictured near a sign advising out-of-stock sanitizer, facial masks and rubbing alcohol at a store following warnings about COVID-19 in Kirkland, Washington on March 5, 2020. - The US reported its first case of the disease in January and its first death on February 29 -- both in the state of Washington in the country's Pacific Northwest. Since then the toll has risen to 11 and the virus has spread to at least 14 states, infecting more than 180 people, according to an AFP tally. On Thursday, Washington state officials announced a jump in cases, from 39 to 70. Ten of the 11 deaths have been reported there, with the other in California. (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

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