Many people who contract the coronavirus appear asymptomatic — here’s how fitness trackers may help provide them with some necessary health insights.

Key points

  • Researchers estimate that up to half of those who have contracted the coronavirus are asymptomatic.
  • People with COVID-19 who display no symptoms may be a risk to others, as testing capabilities in the U.S. are still limited and some states begin to reopen businesses.
  • Fitness tracking companies such as Oura and Whoop have begun working on studies that may help catch initial signs of the coronavirus in asymptomatic people.
  • Countries like China are now using fitness tracking technology to monitor the health of recovered patients, some of which are once again testing positive for the virus.

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