Asymptomatic Individuals With COVID-19 May Be Super-Spreaders
Those infected with SARS-CoV-2 but show no symptoms are spreading COVID-19 throughout their communities according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. Out of nearly 20,000 subjects infected with the novel coronavirus, 40% had no symptoms. Drilling down further into the data, researchers discovered that 54% of pregnant women, 53% of air/cruise passengers, 48% of long-term care facility residents/workers, and 30% of healthcare professionals were infected but asymptomatic. The study authors suggest that more testing is needed to ensure that those infected with SARS-CoV-2 but without symptoms quarantine to prevent further transmission. Click here to read more.