Shocking! People are more likely to contract COVID-19 at home, says study
South Korean epidemiologists have found that people were more likely to contract the new coronavirus, Covid 19, from members of their own households than from contacts outside the home.
"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," Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and one of the authors of the study, told a briefing. (Photo: Reuters)
Data for the study was collected between Jan. 20 and March 27, when the new coronavirus was spreading exponentially and as daily infections in South Korea reached their peak.
KCDC has reported 45 new infections as of Monday, bringing the country`s total cases to 13,816 with 296 deaths.(Photo: Reuters)