A poll conducted by WebMD found that 1 in 10 Americans believe they have been infected with COVID-19 in the last 30 days, but few of them have been able to access testing.
Only 7% of those who thought they had COVID-19 were tested for the virus. Of those, two thirds tested positive for the virus.
The April 20-21 poll had had 6,300 respondents, and asked about symptoms and experiences with COVID-19 testing.
WebMD said that of those who said they were not tested, 39% said they did not meet the testing criteria, 28% said they didn't think they needed one, and 25% said that testing wasn't available in their area. Another 16% said they were concerned about seeking treatment.
Common symptoms included cough, loss of sense of smell or taste, body aches, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, and fatigue.
The poll found a significantly higher percentage of those in New York City believed they had COVID-19. The poll found 26% of New Yorkers thought they had the virus. On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nearly 1 in 5 New York City residents had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.