Experts rated the chances of getting COVID-19 when swimming in the sea and pool

By | May 7, 2020
Experts rated the chances of getting COVID-19 when swimming in the sea and pool

The probability of contracting a new coronavirus while swimming in the sea and basin is low. This is stated in the report of the Higher Council for Scientific Research of Spain: “SARS-CoV-2 infection by contact with water under standard conditions during bathing is extremely unlikely,” the Mundo publication quotes the experts on 7 May. The virus in seawater is affected by salt, solar ultraviolet radiation, and high temperature. They deactivate pathogens.

As for pools and spas, the spread of the virus there inhibits the use of disinfectants. According to the researchers, in rivers, lakes, and basins, the survival of microorganisms can be higher than in seawater.

The main route of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 remains respiratory secretions, which are formed by coughing and sneezing, as well as through personal contact, experts noted.

As stated in the UK, the risk of dying from coronavirus complications for black people is four times higher than for whites.

According to Worldometer data, on May 7, more than 3.84 million cases of the disease were registered on the planet, more than 265 thousand people died, 1.3 million were cured.

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