Restaurant-Goers Twice as Likely to Contract COVID-19, CDC Study Says


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report was released on Friday. Researchers collected data from 10 states during the month of July. 314 adults participated in the study. It found that the 154 participants who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have dined out before contracting the virus. 'The participants were asked about exposure to their communities during the two weeks leading up to being diagnosed as positive. In addition to dining at a restaurant, case-patients were more likely to report going to a bar/coffee shop, but only when the analysis was restricted to participants without close contact with persons with known COVID-19 before illness onset,' CDC Report, via 'Business Insider'. In addition, 71 percent of those who tested positive for COVID-19 reported wearing face coverings while in public. Types of face coverings, as well as whether or not participants dined indoors or outdoors, was not specified. Many states have already resumed indoor dining or intend to do so in the coming weeks.

Restaurant-Goers Twice as Likely to Contract COVID-19, CDC Study Says

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