Covid-19 Patients Infect Half Of Household: US Govt Study

People who develop Covid-19 infect around half of their household members, with adults only slightly more likely than children to spread the virus, a US government study said Friday.

The paper by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the latest to attempt to quantify the household transmission rate of the disease, with previous research varying widely but generally suggesting that adults are bigger drivers than children.

The new research by the CDC involved...