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What daily activities increase the risk of contracting COVID-19? | NEWS.am Medicine

Certain daily activities that increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus, according to scientists at the British Institute of Health Informatics.

They compared data from the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic from October 2020 to April 2021 with the period from September to November of last year, when no restrictions were imposed.

It turned out that shopping once a week during the second wave of the coronavirus increased the risk of infection by a factor of one and a half. Outdoor sports come next: they increase the risk of infection by 1.36. Such statistics, according to experts, may be associated with social activity, and not with physical activity itself.

In terms of the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus, going to bars, restaurants and taking public transport is also dangerous (increases the risk of infection by 1.3 times). The least risky activities, scientists considered a visit to a hairdresser, beauty salon or manicure room.

Interestingly, researchers did not find convincing evidence of an increased risk of infection when visiting cinemas, concerts, sporting events. However, experts did not consider the situation after the emergence of the omicron strain.

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