Coronavirus on surfaces

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25 Mar 2020

Researchers have analysed the aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 and compared it with SARS-CoV-1, the most closely related human coronavirus.  A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 describes their work.

Decay rates were analysed using a Bayesian regression model. The researchers found SARS-CoV-2 was more stable on plastic and stainless steel than on copper and cardboard.

Read the paper here.