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Coronavirus: Where the risk of infection is greatest now

Coronavirus: Where the risk of infection is greatest now
Coronavirus: Where the risk of infection is greatest now

The first easing measures come into force and many people are afraid that the risk of infection will increase again.

Where the greatest risk of infection lurks

You get the feeling that life is slowly waking up from a late hibernation. The restaurants are opening, fitness studios are getting ready to go and people are lining up in front of barbershops. But can we just go back to normal or are there any risks associated with the easing? Dr. Muge Cevik, a virologist from St. Andrews University, investigated exactly that. She has filtered out of the plethora of worldwide studies where the risk of infection is now greatest.

Surprise: these are the biggest foci of infection

According to Cevik, there is always increased risk when people spend a long time together in closed rooms. However, these do not have to be public – on the contrary. The place with the highest risk of infection (13 percent) is the household.

However, this number is so high because this category also includes open-plan offices and shared accommodation (retirement home, homeless shelter). In second place with 11 percent means of transport and in third place with 7 percent restaurant visits.

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Written by Editorial Staff

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