US Reported Second-Highest Number of Coronavirus Infections on Election Day

(CNN)As the US recorded its five highest days of coronavirus cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield said this is the perfect time to develop a strategy to better detect asymptomatic cases.

The nationwide seven-day average of new daily cases now stands at about 86,363 — more than double what it was on September 4, data from Johns Hopkins University show. The rising numbers affirm experts’ warnings another surge is well underway and will only get worse.
“Now is the time to develop a testing strategy to maximize our ability to identify the silent epidemic of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections,” Redfield tweeted Wednesday. By the CDC’s estimate, 40% of people with Covid-19 show no symptoms.

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