Coronavirus transmission is at an all-time high in the United States. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the home spread of COVID-19 is the most significant.
The new analysis, which looked at 54 studies in more than 20 countries, found that homes where someone had the coronavirus are still hotbeds of transmission, even if the overall spread of the virus has declined.
“This is another study that reminds us how contagious the virus is, and how difficult it is to keep others from becoming infected if someone lives in a crowded apartment building,” said medical analyst Leana Wen. an emergency medicine physician and visiting professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.
It is noted that spouses are at greater risk than other family members, probably because of sleeping in the same room, intimacy and prolonged contact. The study found that the risk was higher if the family member showed symptoms, especially coughing, sneezing and fever.