Negative Coronavirus Tests Far Outweigh Positive Results; Vast Majority of Infections Are Mild
People are understandably anxious about the coronavirus. Uncertainty and misinformation feed that even more. That’s why it’s important to continually come back to the facts and the science.
According to the Washington State Department of Health, about 94 percent of the 14,129 people who have tested for the coronavirus during the last six days have been negative. That is, they don’t have the virus. And these are people with respiratory infection symptoms.
For more detail, see: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
And a large study from China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 81 percent of patients who do contract the virus have mild symptoms that can be treated at home.
Let’s keep practicing the recommendations we receive from health authorities to help keep numbers down!