COVID-19: BCCDC illustrates the most common ‘exposure parameters’ for the spread of the coronavirus


New figures show two main sites of transmission of the coronavirus in British Columbia, with one key exception when age is taken into account in those infected

The BC Center for Disease Control has provided a clear picture of which parameters COVID-19 is most prevalent.Data collected from September 13 to October 28 shows that households are the most common setting of exposure to the virus – regardless of a person’s age.

In British Columbia, workplaces are the second most common place of transmission of the coronavirus, according to modeling released on November 12.

The exception, when it comes to age, is for people over the age of 80 – they are more likely to be infected with COVID-19 in a healthcare facility.

A BCCDC chart released on November 12 shows in which parameters COVID-19 is most often transmitted and by which age groups.

Time spent indoors with others is at risk

In a media briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, said: “When we spend time indoors with people outside our home, our workgroup or our school cohort, the risks increase for everyone.

Henry added that issues also arose when people gathered before or after organized sports leagues or gym and fitness classes.

The doctor has restricted all social gatherings except for people living in the same household.

“Instead, let’s stay connected virtually and make a safer winter for all of us,” she urged after 717 new coronavirus cases and 11 related deaths were announced in British Columbia.
Following new daily record-breaking COVID-19 cases, health officials have also released a number of infographics that show how fast the virus is spreading.


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