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Coronavirus: Up to 80% of COVID-19 patients have no symptoms, health secretary says

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has actually stated 70-80% of people who test favorable for coronavirus in the UK do not have symptoms.

According to information launched by the Office For National (ONS) stats recently, 71% of people who checked favorable for coronavirus had actually not shown symptoms.

However speaking at the day-to-day federal government instruction, Mr Hancock recommended the number of asymptomatic cases might be as high as 80%.

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Matt Hancock says the number might be as high as 80%

The health secretary stated: “The big- photo response is that yes there are some people who do not have symptoms however do have the infection.

” And in reality, in the ONS research study we discover that around 70-80% of people who test favorable do not have symptoms.

“That is quite a significant finding and one of the important things about this disease, in the same way that asymptomatic transmission is one of the things that makes controlling this disease really hard and is novel for any coronavirus, and is one of the things that makes it so difficult.”

Around 20,000 homes were welcomed to participate in the ONS research study, therefore far almost half of homes have offered a minimum of one swab for screening.

There has actually been much dispute about how much asymptomatic COVID-19 victims contribute to the spread of the infection.

A World Health Organisation (WHO) researcher stated on Monday it was “very rare” for people with no symptoms to pass the illness on, however later on worried this had actually been based upon a reasonably little set of research studies.

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Dr Maria Van Kerkhove stated this proof had actually originated from countries that performed”detailed contact tracing” When it comes to asymptomatic transmission,

WHO authorities stated in an instruction on Tuesday there’s “much that is unknown”.

Mr Hancock stated the ONS findings highlighted the significance of people adhering to self-isolation under the test and trace plan, even if they aren’t revealing symptoms.





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“They are isolating for the period they would be infectious, which breaks the chain,” he stated.

“That’s why the 14-day isolation is so important to break the spread of the virus.”

He likewise informed the public it was their “civic duty” to abide by the plan.

“Test and trace is our radar. You have your part to play,” he stated.

A more 151 people in the UK have passed away after checking favorable for coronavirus, according to Department of Health figures launched on Thursday.

This takes the UK’s overall number of deaths to 41,279

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Derrick Santistevan
Derrick is the Researcher at World Weekly News. He tries to find the latest things going around in our world and share it with our readers.

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