Q: Are you more likely to catch the new coronavirus from a person or surface?

A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the new coronavirus is mainly spread through person to person contact.

“COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads,” according to the CDC. “It may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in other ways, but these are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads.”

The virus can be transmitted “very easily” between people who are within 6 feet of one another and through respiratory droplets expelled when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes.

The virus can also be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Nevertheless, it may be possible for a person to catch COVID-19 by touching a surface or object contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose or possibly the eyes.

The risk of catching the virus from an animal is considered to be low although some animals can be infected with the virus.

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached or 361-580-6515.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.

Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Transparency. Your full name is required.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. And receive photos, videos of what you see.
Don’t be a troll. Don’t be a troll. Don’t post inflammatory or off-topic messages, or personal attacks.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.

To subscribe, click here. Already a subscriber? Click here.