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Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new condition and we are nonetheless mastering how it spreads, the severity of disease it brings about, and to what extent it may possibly spread in the United States.

How COVID-19  Spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread generally from person-to-person.

  • Involving men and women who are in close make contact with with 1 another (within just about 6 feet).
  • As a result of respiratory droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of men and women who are nearby or probably be inhaled into the lungs.

Can anyone spread the virus without the need of getting unwell?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread could possibly be feasible just before men and women clearly show signs and symptoms there have been stories of this taking place with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads.

Spread from make contact with with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may possibly be feasible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a floor or item that has the virus on it and then touching their have mouth, nose, or probably their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads.

How simply the virus spreads

How simply a virus spreads from person-to-person can range. Some viruses are extremely contagious (spread simply), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as simply. Yet another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continuously without the need of stopping.

The virus that brings about COVID-19 would seem to be spreading simply and sustainably in the local community (“community spread”) in some afflicted geographic parts.

Community spread suggests men and women have been infected with the virus in an place, including some who are not guaranteed how or in which they grew to become infected.