New study shows people are more likely to contract Covid-19 at home

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A study focused on Covid-19 has revealed that people are more likely to contract the disease at home.

South Korean epidemiologists have discovered that people are more likely to contract the disease from members of their own families than from outside the home.

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had published the report on July 16 and examined 5706 cases of people contracting the virus and the 59000 people they came into contact with.

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The results were surprising, just two out of 100 infected people had contracted the virus from someone outside of their home. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and one of the authors of the study, told a briefing:

“This is probably because these age groups are more likely to be in close contact with family members as the group is in more need of protection or support.” The study found it harder to include them in the study group, according to eNCA. “The difference in age group has no huge significance when it comes to contracting Covid-19. Children could be less likely to transmit the virus but our data is not enough to confirm this hypothesis,”

Now, it is very confusing what we must all do to stay safe.

 

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