Low risk of COVID-19 among patients exposed to infected healthcare workers

Link to article at PubMed

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 28:ciaa1269. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1269. Online ahead of print.


Many patients are fearful of acquiring COVID-19 in hospitals and clinics. We characterized the risk of COVID-19 amongst 226 patients exposed to healthcare workers with confirmed COVID-19; one patient may have been infected, suggesting that the risk of COVID-19 transmission from healthcare workers to patients is generally low.

PMID:32856692 | DOI:10.1093/cid/ciaa1269

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