YOUR QUESTIONS: What share of people testing positive for Covid exhibit symptoms?

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Salem Reporter turned to various experts to find out answers to questions from readers ranging from how many people are asymptomatic to who can get tested. The Marion County Health Department, Oregon Health Authority and Salem Health all participated by responding to the community’s questions. We are featuring a question a day to share the information.

Q: What share of people who test positive are experiencing symptoms of the virus? I saw a national figure of 20 percent to 40 percent not experiencing symptoms, and wonder if any more clarity has been added to that.

A: In Oregon, as of July 22, 75.6% of cases reported having experienced some type of symptom, 11.9% of cases had unknown symptom status, and 12.5% of cases reported no symptoms. The most common reported symptom was cough.

– Jonathan Modie, spokesman, Oregon Health Authority

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