COVID: These are the places you are likeliest to catch the virus

According to research led by SAGE's Virus Watch Study, these are the places and activities in which you are likeliest to catch the coronavirus.

COVID: These are the places you are likeliest to catch the virus
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SAGE has come out with a report indicating the places and activities to watch out for if you don't want to fall victim to the coronavirus.

As cases have been skyrocketing all over the world, the government organisation tracked the daily activities of 10,000 people to have a better understand of when and where people get infected.

Where and when are you likeliest to be infected?

As it turns out, the moment and place you are likeliest to get infected is when you go to the shops, according to the study. The second moment and place most responsible for a COVID infection is anywhere you might participate in outdoor sporting gatherings. Data collected by the study found that the former increases your chances of catching covid by 2.18% while the latter 1.36%.

In light of the Omicron variant's hyper transmissibility, PM Boris Johnson has urged the public to take advantage of the rollout booster program to curb the spread of the virus. In a statement, he explained the consequence of those who insist on denying the vaccine. He said:

It’s absolutely heartbreaking that as many as 90 per cent of those in intensive care with Covid have not had their booster, and over 60 per cent of those in intensive care who have Covid have not had any vaccination at all.

And added:

People are dying needlessly because they haven’t had their jabs, they haven’t had that booster, and there are two million booster slots available this week alone.

What are other places with high chances of catching COVID?

  • Getting on a public transport bus (1.36%)
  • Eating out at a restaurant, café (1.29%)
  • Going to a pub, bar or club (1.28%)
  • Going to an indoor house party (1.27%)
  • Going to a gym or any indoor sporting facility (1.27%)
  • Commuting to go to work (1.2%)
  • Getting in a taxi (1.19%)
  • Using an overground train or tram (1.18%)
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