A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said thousands of people might have been exposed to the coronavirus on airplanes. Data found that 1,600 people were known to have coronavirus while traveling, which infected many more.

Experts haven’t been able to confirm a case of viral transmission on an airplane, but the CDC said that does not mean it hasn’t happened.“ An absence of cases identified or reported is not evidence that there were no cases,” CDC spokeswoman Caitlin Shockey said,“CDC is not able to definitively determine that potential cases were associated (or not) with exposure in the air cabin or through air travel given the numerous opportunities for potential exposure associated with the entire travel journey and widespread global distribution of the virus.”

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The CDC researched 1,600 cases where passengers flew while they were contagious. The CDC wasn’t able to complete contact tracing information to confirm an individual case of virus transmission. Most airlines in the United States require passengers to wear masks while they’re on board.

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