Current evidence suggests that the virus responsible for Covid-19 is mainly spread between people who are in close contact with each other, such as when talking at a conversational distance. The virus can be transmitted through the mouth or nose of an infected person in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, talk, sing, or breathe. It is similar to seasonal flu in that it is spread through large and small particles containing viruses that are expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. However, the virus that causes Covid-19 appears to be more contagious than influenza and much more contagious than SARS.
It is mainly spread through the air in droplets of liquid from the nose and mouth of an infected person.