It is reported by the Office of National Statistics of Great Britain, reports the BBC.
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Testing was carried out by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from April 26 to June 27 among randomly selected residents of the United Kingdom. At the same time, residents of nursing homes were not included in the samples.
It turned out that 78% of people with a positive test for COVID-19 did not have symptoms at the time of taking the smear.
What conclusions can be drawn
The results of the study confirmed the benefits of self-isolation. The incidence rate among people who are forced to go to work during a pandemic is much higher than those who can work from home.
The study also showed that health workers and social services have the highest risk of infection. The risk of getting sick also depends on the number of family members living under one roof.
People who live alone or together become infected much less often than those who live in a large family. In addition, the infection rate is higher in people who have had contact with a person with a confirmed diagnosis.
Moreover, the likelihood of infection is the same in both men and women.
Coronavirus Risk / Channel 24 Infographics