New NIH Study finds COVID-19 is Stable for Hours to Days on Surfaces

A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) study finds COVID-19 is Stable for Hours to Days on Surfaces.

“The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols (in the air) and on surfaces, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found it was detectable in …

aerosols (in the air) for up to three hours,

up to four hours on copper,

up to 24 hours on cardboard and

up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

The results provide key information about the stability of … COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects.”

Source:National Institutes of Health


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