It also notes that 0.4 percent of those who do show symptoms will die from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To perform the role of protection, said the CDC, capable even a piece of old clothing that you want to cover your mouth and nose. "This is not believed to be the main form of spread of the virus, but we are still learning more about this virus".
The CDC says people should continue to clean and disinfect dirty surfaces that could be harboring the virus.
COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic.
The information's contained on the CDC's official website.
And with individuals who may be infected with COVID-19 but are asymptomatic, a person who feels completely healthy and has not yet been tested can be spreading the virus unknowingly.
The previous advise had stated that it "may be possible" to catch Covid-19 from contaminated surfaces.
'At this time, the risk of COVID-19 spreading from animals to people is considered to be low, ' it says.
The CDC made the change because researchers analyzed contact tracing data from infected persons to learn more about how they were exposed to the coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,800 Ohioans, UH's Armitage said.
The virus spread rapidly "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks".
"Testing is recommended for all neonates born to women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, regardless of whether there are signs of infection in the neonate", the federal health agency said in the guidelines released Wednesday.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier found that viable coronavirus could live on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for three days and it can survive on cardboard for up to 24 hours. "Our transmission language has not changed", Nordlund said, according to news reports.
The change to the CDC website, without formal announcement or explanation, concerns Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the Columbia University School of Public Health.
And if people find comfort in "quarantining" their mail or wiping down plastic packaging with disinfectant, "there's no harm in doing that", Rasmussen said.