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Study Shows Patient Got Infected with COVID-19 Standing 20ft Away

A South Korean high school student was infected with COVID-19 within five minutes and from a person 20 feet away while dining indoors, according to a new study.

The case initially stumped contact tracers because North Jeolla province, where the restaurant was located, hadn’t reported any infections in a month, according to the report in the Journal of Korean Medical Science.

The high school senior hadn’t traveled outside of the region in recent weeks, but cellphone GPS data showed she’d briefly overlapped at a restaurant with a saleswoman who contracted COVID-19 and visited for business.

Both of the cases were confirmed to have been from the same strain of the virus, researchers said.

Read the source article at New York Post

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