Many Americans with COVID-19 don’t know how they got infected, survey suggests

Live Science | Jul 1, 2020 at 12:15 AM
  • Many Americans with COVID-19 can’t pinpoint how they got the infection, a new study suggests.
  • The study researchers, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that more than half of U.S. patients with COVID-19 in a recent survey couldn’t identify another person with the disease whom they had close contact with before getting sick.
  • Overall, 46% reported that in the two weeks prior to their positive COVID-19 test they had close contact (being within 6 feet) with someone who had COVID-19; but 54% were not aware of having close contact with someone with COVID-19.