Almost a Third of Americans have Been Infected with COVID-19
From the Associated Press:
“The U.S. has recorded more than 12.7 million coronavirus infections and over 262,000 deaths. The country is still missing about eight infections for every one counted, according to a new government report Wednesday. Many people don’t get tests, especially if they don’t have symptoms.”
Since there are 12.7 million Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19, and as the Associated Press reports above, “the country is still missing about eight infections for every one counted” then:
8 missed infections times 12.7 million will give the total number of infected Americans: 101.7 million.
101.7 million divided by U.S. population of 329 million (x 100 to get the percent) equals 30.88% of the U.S. population has been infected, or nearly a third.
We are halfway to herd immunity and it is clear that the mortality rate of COVID-19 is very, very low.