Staying home is no more staying safe: study

New research has revealed that people staying home are more likely to contract the virus. According to the study, staying home is no more staying safe

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India's coronavirus tally crosses 12 lakh mark and the only remedy to prevent the virus spread has been staying home, but now a new research has revealed that people staying home are more likely to contract the virus, according to the study staying home is no more staying safe.

Coronavirus caseload is on a huge spike in India with over 12 lakh positive cases and over 28,800 deaths. These figures are alarming as the healthcare system is already collapsing and there is no indication of relief.

1. Coronavirus is spreading on a record pace in India and there is no signal of relief

The slogan since the outbreak of the pandemic has been 'stay home,stay safe' but a new study reveals that even staying home is no guarantee of not getting infected.

2. Staying home is no guarantee of staying safe: study

South Korean epidemiologists have found that people were more likely to contract the new coronavirus from members of their own households than from contacts outside the home.

3.Its more likely to contact virus from household members: Study

A study published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 16 looked in detail at 5,706 “index patients” who had tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 59,000 people who came into contact with them.

4. Over 5000 patients and 59000 people who came into contact with them were tested in the study

The findings showed just two out of 100 infected people had caught the virus from non-household contacts, while one in 10 had contracted the disease from their own families.

5.1 in every 10 people had contracted the disease from their own families

By age group, the infection rate within the household was higher when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s.

6.Teenagers and people in 60s and 70s  are at high risk of infection

“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.

7. The age group more in need of support is at higher risk of contracting

Children with COVID-19 were also more likely to be asymptomatic than adults, which made it harder to identify index cases within that group.

8. Children with COVID-19 are more likely to be asymptomatic: study

“The difference in age group has no huge significance when it comes to contracting COVID-19. Children could be less likely to transmit the virus, but our data is not enough to confirm this hypothesis,” said research

9. Children are less likely to transmit the virus said the research

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.

10. Data for the South Korean study was collected when the infection reached their peak

South Korea has comparatively controlled  virus spread and the studies conducted can be useful for the countries struggling with the virus battle, South Korea has reported 45 new infections as of Monday, bringing the country’s total cases to 13,816 with 296 deaths.

11. Study conducted by South Korea can be helpful for India

India has reached the third rank of worst affected countries after US and Brazil and the daily spike is moving at a high pace and experts are of the view that soon India will surpass Brazil.

12. India is moving at a fast pace with record single day spike

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