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The chances of Covid-19 transmission from asymptomatic patients to their family members while in home quarantine is only about four per cent, a study has found.

The team of researchers headed by Dr Gayatri Gogoi, assistant professor of the pathology department at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), is monitoring about 25,000 people under home quarantine.

“We found it is safer for Covid-positive persons, both asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic, to be home quarantined. The chances of spread of the novel coronavirus are very low from the asymptomatic patients. In only 4.06% cases (5 cases during the study), there was evidence of transmission to family members," Gogoi told.

Till compilation of the data for the study, 123 of the 25,000 quarantined people turned positive in greater Guwahati areas.

Lead researcher Gogoi said 101 of the 123 cases were asymptomatic, while only 22 were symptomatic.

After analysing data from special quarantine facilities, they came to a conclusion that it strongly indicates a common source such as toilets, irrespective of their symptomatic or asymptomatic clinical condition, has resulted in the spread of the virus.

Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/study-families-of-patients-in-home-quarantine-at-low-risk-of-infection/77442633
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