On a mission to snatch a place on Luke Donald's European Ryder Cup squad that will challenge the United States in Rome in a month (September 29 - October 1), Victor Perez sees his last chances dwindle after a tested positive for covid-19 on August 19.
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After abandoning the ISPS Handa World Invitational on Thursday, the French number one decided to take a covid-19 test on Friday. The result fell like a cleaver: positive! “I tested positive for covid-19, lamented Perez.
We thought at first it was just a fever or stomach ache. I preferred to give up to protect my playing partners and my loved ones. My goal now is to rest, recover and come back as quickly as possible”. The Tarbais is still officially registered for the Czech Masters next week, but there is little chance that he will be able to hold his place on Thursday for the first round.
We hope to be wrong... There would then only be the Omega European Masters of Crans-sur-Sierre (Switzerland) at number 3 in the Race to Dubai to try to return to climb to third place in the European points classification of the Ryder Cup or to make sufficiently strong impression with the English captain.
COVID-19 (acronym of English COronaVIrus Disease 19), also known as acute respiratory disease from SARS-CoV-2 or coronavirus disease 2019, is a respiratory infectious disease caused by the virus called SARS-CoV-2 belonging to the family of coronaviruses.
The term "COVID" is improperly and now widely used in the masculine as a synonym for the virus itself, although it instead refers to the pathology caused by it. The first confirmed cases were found in China. As of September 9, 2021, its apparent lethality rate (CFR) is 2.06%.
The infection fatality rate (IFR, which includes all infected people, even those who contract COVID but do not take a positive test, either due to lack of availability or because they are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms) was instead estimated, for the first wave of the pandemic, between 0.5 and 2% on the basis of the country, with strong differences by age group (from 0.004% for children under 34 to 28.3% for adults of 85).