Virologists have studied data on the infection in India of over 500 thousand people with a new type of COVID-19. Children and young people of both sexes are now recognized as the main distributors of infection, since they become infected at home.
Scientists have found that the spread of the disease is now small, and young boys, girls, and adolescents are most often infected. Transmission of the virus from parents at home is extremely important. During the survey, virologists came to the conclusion that prevention measures should cover all age groups of people. The results of observations in India showed that 71% of people infected with a new type of COVID-19 did not infect others, while new cases of infection in the volume of 60% accounted for 8% of those infected.
Virologists note that a person with symptoms of a new type of coronavirus, regardless of his age, can infect 2.6% of the people around him in the community. At the same time, an analysis of the situation in families showed that the risk of infection in the circle of loved ones increases by 9%, and COVID-19 primarily affects young children.