Few coronvirus patients are asymptomatic: study

A systematic review reveals only 20% never develop symptoms: PLOS Medicine

Among those infected with SARS-CoV-2, only a minority will be asymptomatic, Swiss research reports in PLOS Medicine.

The systematic review included nearly 80 studies of people with positive PCR tests for COVID-19 who were followed and monitored for symptoms.

The researchers found that just 20% of those infected with the virus never developed symptoms.

"Our systematic review found that a minority of people have truly asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection and, if they are less infectious than people with