CDC: There's 1-in-10,000 chance of getting COVID from surfaces

The CDC has made clear that COVID-19 is a respiratory disease transmitted mainly through human-to-human interaction but noted last spring daardie “it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.

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The CDC website now cites several studies thatsuggest that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection via the fomite transmission route is low, and generally less than 1 in 10,000, which means that each contact with a contaminated surface has less than a 1 in 10,000 chance of causing an infection.

Waiter cleaning outdoor table (iStock)

Waiter cleaning outdoor table (iStock)

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