Moscow. June 25. INTERFAX.RU — About 25 million Americans could be infected with coronavirus COVID-19, that is 10 times higher than the official figures. This was stated by the Director of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the USA Robert Redfield.

Although previously almost 2.4 million Americans tests showed the presence of coronavirus, however, according to Redfield, a number of other tests, for example, when blood donors, showed that infected by coronavirus was 5 — 8% of the 328 million people of the country.

Redfield noted that the background to identify, presumably only a small number of cases, hundreds of millions of people in the United States are still exposed to danger.

He pointed out that the US is still experiencing the first wave of the disease which takes different forms.

According to the statistical website, Worldometer, in the United States identified more than 2.4 million cases of infection COVID-19, died more than 124 thousand infected, recovered more than 1 million people.

on the Eve of the American TV channel CNBC reported that in the United States revealed a record high number of new infections by coronavirus. So, for the last day in the country diagnosed over 45,5 thousand new cases of infection.

In particular, in California for the past two days increased 69%, the number of detected cases of infection with coronavirus. During the day there were registered more than 7.1 thousand new cases of infection.

Also, a high number of infections so far detected in Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, South and North Carolina, and Utah. These States are considered “hot spots” on the coronavirus.

However, the extent of reduced hospitalizations in the district of Columbia, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, new Jersey, new Hampshire and Rhode island. on Thursday, the Governor of the state of new York Andrew Cuomo announced that the hospitals of the state are less 1 thousand patients with coronavirus — this is the first such figure since mid-March of this year.