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    Coronavirus infections in Louisiana were 16 times higher than case counts showed, CDC says

    BY EMILY WOODRUFF | STAFF WRITER PUBLISHED JUL 22, 2020 AT 6:33 PM | UPDATED JUL 22, 2020 AT 10:24 PM
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    By early April, there were at least 267,000 people infected with the coronavirus in Louisiana, or about one out of every 17 residents, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which was published earlier this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    That estimate, based on an analysis of routine blood screenings conducted across the state from April 1 through April 8, means that Louisiana's true case count was 16 times higher than the 17,000 cases reported to the federal government as of April 8 and based on positive COVID-19 tests.

    Tulane epidemiologist Susan Hassig said that the CDC study indicates that the positive tests represented "the extreme tip of the iceberg."
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    https://www.nola.com/news/coronaviru...0272549f7.html
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