Myth: Coronavirus can spread through water

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Though there have been no reports about mass scale spread of the virus through water and though the CDC believes that the chance of the spread of the virus through recreational waters is low, researchers do not rule out the possibility in totality. In a review done in this regard, researchers advised “further research is warranted.”

The Coronavirus variant that causes SARS have been seen to become unstable in water. The presence of bleach and chlorine in water makes the virus inactive easily.

That said, researchers have found the presence of SARS Coronavirus in faeces of some COVID-19 patients. Hence, there is always a risk of the virus managing to transmit through untreated waste water.

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