Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus which is primarily spread via respiratory droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or comes in close contact with others.
Here are some of the questions you want to find answers to:
Who can spread COVID-19?
COVID-19 transmission takes place by three major carriers; symptomatic (ones who are infected, develop and showcase symptoms), asymptomatic (ones who are infected but do not develop any symptoms), presymptomatic (ones who are infected, do not have symptoms but do go on to develop symptoms later).
If I test positive for COVID-19, can I be a spreader?
Yes. If you test positive for COVID-19 and are in close contact with other people you could be a potential spreader of the disease. Therefore, it is highly recommended to follow the provincial health guidelines once you are confirmed positive and self-isolate for 14 days.
Can I infect others even if I am not symptomatic?
Yes, you could still be a spreader of the infection. Research shows that 50% of people who have COVID-19 show no symptoms and are still able to spread the disease. This form of COVID transmission takes place via to asymptomatic and presymptomatic patients.
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