Myth: Asymptomatic people are not infectious and don’t need to be quarantined

It’s not true that asymptomatic people are not infectious – in fact up to 40% of infections may be spread from people who are infected but feel completely fine. Some people who test positive for Covid-19 feel healthy and have no symptoms and those people do have to quarantine and stay away from other people to avoid infecting others. Some people who have no symptoms are described as asymptomatic but some people eventually do go on to develop symptoms and those people are referred to as pre-symptomatic. Either way, it’s important to remember that someone who looks and feels healthy could be potentially contagious.