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Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is possible in enclosed environments, a study finds

January 8, 2021

A team of scientists from India has recently revealed that inside a closed room, the chance of airborne severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection directly depends on the number of symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in the room and the duration of exposure. Moreover, they observed that in neutral environmental conditions, distant spreading of the virus from COVID-19 patients is less likely to occur, which signifies the importance of physical distancing in preventing viral spread. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server.

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