Covid-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus

Mode of transmission

The virus can be transmitted through droplets/aerosols found in our respiratory system (nose and mouth).

When can a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 infect others?​

Evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be detected in people1-3 days before their symptom onset, with the highest viral loads observed around the day of the symptom onset. The duration of positivity generally appears to be to 1-2weeks for asymptomatic persons, and up to 3weeks or more for people with mild to moderate disease.

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