Doctor: coronavirus can be airborne for 16 hours

3 weeks 57 minutes 21 seconds ago Tuesday, July 14 2020 Jul 14, 2020 July 14, 2020 10:38 AM July 14, 2020 in News - Local

As knowledge of the coronavirus increases, experts have now determined that the virus can actually be airborne and transmitted simply by speaking, sneezing or coughing.

Doctor Scott Weaver with UTMB Health explained that the virus can be airborne for 16 hours – making it possible for someone else to contract COVID-19 several hours later.

Weaver explains COVID-19 is less likely to be contracted through the air when outdoors, and adds UV radiation from sunlight helps in deactivating the virus.

Weaver says the best thing people can do at home is to make sure air is circulating in order to weaken the concentration on the virus.

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