35% of novel coronavirus infections are asymptomatic and 0.4% of people who show symptoms may die, according to the US CDC’s new "best estimates," CNN reports.
The estimates are part of 5 planning scenarios for infectious disease modelers in new CDC guidance.
The CDC also estimates that 40% of transmission occurs before people feel sick, per CNN.
The CDC has also recently revised its "How COVID-19 Spreads" website
to emphasize that SARS-CoV-2 "spreads between people" and not easily from a contaminated surface, The Washington Post reports.