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Study named most risky activity carrying highest risk of catching Covid

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A new study from SAGE’s Virus Watch revealed that people who go to the shop once a week were nearly 2.2 times more likely to get the virus late last year.

New data suggests doing a weekly shop posed the highest risk of contracting Covid.

Outdoor sports were found to have the second-highest risk of infection, according to the SAGE Virus Watch Study, which examined the daily routines of 10,000 people.

The team, however, believe this could be linked to “social activities” associated with sports as well as physical activity.

Before the Omicron strain gained hold, going to pubs, restaurants, and taking public transportation were all identified as behaviors that raised the chance of contracting the virus.

According to the findings, individuals who went to the store once a week had a nearly 2.2-fold increased risk of contracting the virus.

Covid was 1.3 times more likely to be found in those who went to a pub, restaurant or took public transportation between September and November of last year.

The paper, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, found that outdoor sport carries a risk level of 1.36 percent.

Unsurprisingly, those who were required to leave their homes for employment had a higher risk of contracting Covid-19 than those who were not.

Despite this, specialists were unable to provide solid evidence of the dangers of attending a movie, a concert, or a club after hours.

Activities that posed the greatest risk of infection, according to Virus Watch, were:

  • Shopping – 2.18%
  • Playing a sport outdoors – 1.36%
  • Using a bus – 1.31%
  • Eating at a restaurant or cafe – 1.29%
  • Using public transport more than once a week – 1.28%
  • Going to a pub, bar or club – 1.28%
  • Going to a party – 1.27%
  • Going to a gym or indoor sports – 1.27%
  • Leaving home for work – 1.2%
  • Using a taxi – 1.19%
  • Using an overground train or tram – 1.18%

There was, however, “no good evidence” that going to the movies, concerts, or sporting events was dangerous.

Hairdressers, barbers, nail salons, and beauty shops were not included.

The data was gathered before the Omicron type hit the United Kingdom in December.

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