The virus is transmitted by air, through droplets produced by the breath or simply by talking or coughing. Sometimes the virus can be transmitted through indirect contact with a contaminated surface. The contagion increases with the length of time spent with a positive and with the number of people present. SARS-CoV-2 positive people are more contagious when they are still in the incubation period. The incubation period has been estimated from 1 to 14 days, most people develop symptoms within six days.

When we breathe we produce vapor drops, these drops cause super-diffusion events that unprotected can infect many people. According to studies, these super speakers are not characterized by a biological predisposition but by the circumstances in which they find themselves during the time window in which they are contagious.

The places with the greatest risk of transmission, and how to behave

In general, the places most at risk of contagion are discos, long-distance means of transport, bars and restaurants, gyms and many other places. To limit the risk of contagion it is necessary to have a physical distance of at least 1 meter, and 2 meters while doing sports, reduce the opportunities for social contact and always wear a mask, avoid gatherings and wash and disinfect your hands, and do not touch your eyes , nose and mouth with dirty hands.

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