Poll: Majority of Americans Know Someone Who's Had COVID-19
Sixty-eight percent indicate they know someone who fell victim
A majority of American adults say they know someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to new data from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll.
Sixty-eight percent of adults say they know someone who has had the coronavirus since December, while 31 percent say they don't know someone who has been diagnosed with the virus. Thirty-four percent of adults say either they or someone in their household hse been tested for the coronavirus in the past month, while 64 percent say no one in their home has.
While older adults are more at risk of severe symptoms from Covid-19, there was little difference across age demographics when people were asked whether they know someone who had contracted the coronavirus. Sixty-five percent of adults ages 18 to 34 know someone who had the virus, 71 percent of Americans age 35 to 64 say the same and, in the most at-risk age category, 65 and older, 63 percent say they know someone who had been diagnosed.
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