U.S. COVID-19 Impact

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U.S. COVID-19 Impact – While COVID-19 has had a dramatic negative socioeconomic and public health impact, less than 6% of Americans have likely been infected to date


Summary:

  • Vast Majority Not Yet Infected – More than 94% of the U.S. population, or 310.9 million people, have likely not yet been infected with COVID-19
  • Estimated Infections – Up to 19 million people or six percent of total population may have been infected, based upon seroprevalence studies (i.e. percentage of sample size who tested positive for presence of infection and antibodies)
  • Minimal Relative Testing – Less than nine percent of the U.S. population, or almost 28 million people, have been tested for COVID-19
  • Positive Test Results – Just 0.7% of Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, which is about 8% of those tested
  • Death Rates – COVID-19 related deaths are currently at 0.03% of the U.S. population, but are almost 5% of those who tested positive, and perhaps 0.5% to 1% of actual infections

We plan to update this chart on a regular basis, as new data and estimates become available.

For more information and up-to-date statistics on U.S. COVID-19 impact, please visit: https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/coronavirus-testing-by-state-chart-of-new-cases/ and https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/08/coronavirus-is-big-one-harvard-epidemiologist/2975019001/
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