Scientists have revealed the daily activities that carry the highest coronavirus risk.
Spanish boffins examined more than 2,000 people to better understand how the killer bug infects people.
England is currently in the middle of a second national lockdown as experts try and drive the bug’s R rate down.
Households are banned from mixing and you can only leave the house for specific reasons.
Meanwhile, researchers in Spain have rated daily activities according to the risk of catching Covid-19.
According to the study, published in the journal Environmental Research by the University of Granada and the Andalusian School of Public Health, dog walkers are most at risk.
They said pooch owners should take hygiene extra seriously as they were found to be 78% more at risk.
Researchers surveyed 2,086 participants, with 41% aged between 40 and 54.
The team found that going for a walk with a four legged friend increased the risk as dogs may touch surfaces and contaminate their owners.
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Experts also found that accepting home deliveries carried a risk that was greater than going to the supermarket yourself.
In fact, according to the study the chances of getting it from a delivery were raised 94% in comparison to physical shopping.
It also found that working at the office, rather than working from home, raised the risk by 76%. The Sun reported.
Surprisingly a person’s risk only rose by 60% if someone else in their household tested positive for the coronavirus.
The author of the study, Professor Cristina Sánchez González, said the results warn of increased contagion among dog-owners.
She said: “'In the midst of a pandemic and in the absence of an effective treatment or vaccine, preventive hygiene measures are the only salvation, and these measures should also be applied to dogs, which, according to our study, appear to directly or indirectly increase the risk of contracting the virus.”
The UK has seen a total of 52,147 Coronavirus deaths, with cases increasing by 21,363 this week.
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