Where do people get infected with the coronavirus most often?
One study looked at where people had most contact before testing positive.
The coronavirus * situation is explosive in many places.
A UK study analyzed where people had most contact before they became infected.
With 18.3 percent, supermarkets are in first place.
Munich / London - The number of new infections in Germany remains at a high level.
The corona situation is still explosive in Austria.
The neighboring country has been in a "hard lockdown" since Tuesday (November 17th).
Many other European countries are struggling hard with the second wave *.
But where is the risk of infection particularly great?
While the focus was particularly on superspreader events, a
study from Great Britain
concluded that there was another source of infection.
Coronavirus: Where do people get infected most often?
- UK study reveals
data from a
the British public health authority (Public Health England), people could be infected with the coronavirus * more often than previously thought in supermarkets.
The study was based on data compiled by the so-called
and tests by the
“National Heath Service”
British health authority
analyzed the data from a total of 128,808 people who were infected with the coronavirus * between November 5th and 9th.
The app made it possible to find out where people had contact before testing positive.
Supermarkets were identified as the number one contact point.
According to the study, 18.3 percent of people who were infected had
or worked there.
In second place, the authority lists secondary
with 12.7 percent.
The transmission paths are also high in primary schools, hospitals and care facilities.
At the same time, the health authority pointed out that the data could not prove where people had actually been
Corona: are supermarkets dangerous virus spreaders?
- "Not surprising..."
So do more infections happen at Edeka *, Rewe *, Aldi * and Co. than assumed?
As reported by the UK newspaper
, experts said it was "not surprising" that supermarkets ranked first in the study's data.
Helen Dickinson, UK
, said: “Supermarkets are one of the few places people
It is therefore not surprising that they are strongly represented when people are asked where they have been to visit. "
Meanwhile, the story of a pregnant woman who became a mother in a Covid-19 coma caused a stir. *
* Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network
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