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96% of nearly 3,300 inmates with coronavirus were asymptomatic, survey shows

96% of 3,277 inmates in state prison systems in Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia who tested positive for the coronavirus did not show symptoms, Reuters reports.

Axios, Apr 26, 2020

Why it matters: The findings suggest that asymptomatic patients could be contributing to the spread of the virus at a far higher level than suspected, especially in prisons, which have proven to be a breeding ground for COVID-19 in the U.S.

The big picture: Two prisons - Marion Correctional Institute in Ohio and Chicago's Cook County jail - are among the largest known sources of coronavirus infections in the U.S.

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