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How do people become infected with COVID-19?

The virus is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets between people who are in close contact — within about 6 feet of each other. Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can be inhaled into the lungs or land on the skin of someone nearby who then spreads it when they touch their face or mouth. While reports of spread occurring from people without symptoms has been reported, this is believed to be uncommon.[1]

[1] CDC Coronavirus Disease and You- Key Facts. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share-facts.html

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