Asymptomatic coronavirus patients have been in the headlines for quite some time now, giving rise to confusion and controversy among the people. Although, the idea is quite frightening that someone can be the cause of the spread of the virus even though they aren’t experiencing any
symptoms themselves. In such a situation, how can we be sure our socializing is safe?
An asymptomatic patient is one that tests positive for the coronavirus but shows no particular signs and symptoms of the disease.
So, if you’ve tested positive and are not showing any
symptoms, what can you do to protect yourself as well as others around you? Let’s look into the answer to this question in a little detail.
First, it is important to know that COVID-19 is transmitted via droplets. You might think that if a person is not coughing or sneezing, how can he spread the infection. The human body creates minuscule virus-laden flecks when infected that can be released from our body without us even
knowing. These droplets can be transferred to others while we talk as we release respiratory droplets. If these droplets get in contact with another’s eyes, nose, or mouth, they can develop the infection.
For this reason, it is important to maintain cleanliness by washing hands quite frequently. When you test positive for the virus, you should self-isolate for a period of 14 days or until your test comes out negative. During this time, use separate utensils to eat and drink. Use a separate bathroom to
avoid infecting your family. Wear a mask and gloves when you interact with healthy people even if it is for a few seconds. Maintain a distance of 6 feet during this interaction.
Are asymptomatic patients more contagious?
The asymptomatic patients are the most infectious at the start of the infection, which suggests that they may be more infectious for a longer duration than symptomatic patients. This is due to the lower viral burden within a patient’s system.
Wearing a mask or covering your mouth in public is the most effective way to control the transmission of coronavirus.