What Is A Coronavirus Cluster And How The Virus Is Spreading From It?

Several months since the Coronavirus pandemic took over the whole world, we are facing with reopening the restaurants, hotels and people getting back to their work places.

But, is this correct? Are we going to be safe just by social distancing , wearing protective mask and wash our hands more often than usual?

This answer is still unclear because we are still facing huge numbers of infected people all around the globe, which someone call it the second wave and someone call it the first wave at its strongest.

What is the most important at this stage is to control the clusters. Cluster is usually formed by one person, infected with coronavirus spreading the virus to the people, most of the time family, around him. Then, his family if gets infected are spreading the virus to the people they have contact with and so on..

This is the clearest example of what coronavirus cluster is:

Consider South Korea: In April, after new cases had steadily declined to single digits, the country began easing lockdown restrictions. But that respite was short-lived. On May 6, a 29-year-old man tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, just a few days after visiting five dance clubs in one night in Seoul’s Itaewon district. On May 8, South Korea responded quickly, postponing plans to reopen schools and urging bars and clubs to shut down again for a month. As of June 8, the Korean Centers for Disease Control had linked the sick man to 96 other clubgoers who got COVID-19, plus 178 people with whom those clubgoers came into contact.

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Some interesting trends have emerged. Indoor settings dominate, partly because the virus hit during winter, when people spend most of their time indoors, and partly because in outdoor settings an abundant flow of fresh air helps dissipate virus particles exhaled by an infected person. Ultraviolet rays from the sun might also help kill virus particles.

The clusters can also appear at:

– A restaurant with poor ventilation
– Long work shifts at close proximity
– Crowded call center

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