"Our best estimate right now is that for every case that was reported, there actually are 10 more infections," Dr Robert Redfield, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge, Dr Anthony Fauci told Congress urging people to avoid crowds and wear masks.
New federal recommendations are designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and businesses re-open as safely as possible amid the deadly Covid-19 outbreak which has killed more than 56,000 in the US.
The World Health Organization recommends masks for health workers, those who are sick and caregivers of those infected, but as the virus surges, individual countries are reviewing these guidelines.
The National Health Commission said another 3,694 coronavirus cases were reported throughout the country on February 5, bringing the total to 28,018.
Congo’s health ministry has announced 379 confirmed and 47 probable Ebola cases in the outbreak declared on August 1, citing 198 confirmed deaths. It is now the second largest Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization said.
Four cases of Zika virus in Florida are likely the first transmitted locally by mosquitoes in the US, marking a new phase of the virus. Federal government's CDC response team is yet to be invited to assist with the investigation.
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