Coronavirus update: Highest risk place for contracting virus according to new study

In a study of around 65,000 people which was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scientists found that less than two percent of non-household contacts of people infected with COVID-19 caught the virus from them, compared to nearly 12 percent of household contacts.

The study delved deeper into “index patients” who had tested positive and those who came into contact with them.

The infection rate within households was shown to be higher when the first confirmed cases were either teenagers or those aged over 60 which suggests that people at either end of the generational chart are likely to be spreaders.

Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and author of the study, Jeong Eun-kyeong said: “This is probably because these groups are more likely to be in close contact with family members as the group is in more need of protection or support.”

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