A basic reproduction number, R0, of about 2 was estimated for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, early in the outbreak.

However, this value only captures the average dynamics of transmission; a crucial question for control is whether specific situations and settings might be driving the outbreak. The secondary attack rate (SAR), defined as the probability that an infection occurs among susceptible people within a specific group (ie, household or close contacts), can provide an indication of how social interactions relate to transmission risk.

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