Covid-19: confirmation of the places where we are the most contaminated


Work, school, family meals, carpooling, church, museum, restaurant, gym … Here are the places where, according to a ComCor epidemiological study from the Institut Pasteur, we are most infected with Covid-19. No real surprise.

The transmission of Covid-19 is ” a lot with family or friends

Covid-19 and its variants have a particularly rapid spread and there are some places more “risky” than others, in other words, where the risk of contamination is greater. The Institut Pasteur carried out a ComCor epidemiological study on the circumstances and places of contamination by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The results of the third study of this type were explained by Arnaud Fontanet, epidemiologist member of the Scientific Council au JDD and on the set of BFMTV and RMC.

Result, this study confirms that it is with relatives that the risk of contamination is greatest. According to Arnaud Fontanet, “ transmission takes place a lot with family or friends “. Which probably explains why the famous ” pancake effect And Christmas feasts were singled out. And for good reason, the meals ” play a central role In the transmission of the coronavirus.

Contamination by Covid-19 in restaurants, gyms and in carpooling

People are infected first in private meetings, in professional meetings, at work “Detailed the epidemiologist on BFMTV-RMC on Monday, February 8, 2021. However, he pointed out that the contaminations at work were” almost zero in December-January », Which was not the case before. Proof that employees pay more attention to the risk of contamination. In addition to private meetings and the workplace, ” We infect ourselves in restaurants, gyms – when it was still open in October – and in cars, by carpooling “. We see that we contaminate ourselves in closed places when we cannot respect barrier gestures “.

Good news for those who go to mass on Sunday, places of worship do not increase ” no longer the risk of infection “, do we read in the JDD. Ditto for shops and public transport but also cultural places where you can ” keep the mask on, respect barrier gestures much more easily “. Finally, The virus is not responsible for a major epidemic in schools, but it is circulating “. As a reminder, as of February 7, 2021, Public Health France recorded 3,337,048 confirmed cases (+19,715 since the day before) and 6.5% of the test positivity rate.

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