Scientists figure out how long coronavirus COVID-19 stays on surfaces

Scientists have figured out how long the virus stays on surfaces and in aerosols for.

| Mar 18, 2020 at 12:33 am CDT

Every day scientists move forward with discovering more about the coronavirus and how it works, and now scientists can confirm just how long the virus can stay on surfaces for.

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According to a recent study that has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists have found how long severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19 can be contractible for. The paper says that SARS-CoV-2 was detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours in copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three full days on plastic and stainless steel.

This new information allows scientists to figure out what the overall stability of the virus, and the window of contraction that people can pick it up in. Recently, scientists also managed to figure out how COVID-19 makes humans sick, so if you are interested in checking out that, visit this link here. It was also recently discovered that some household medications can aggravate the virus, more on that here.

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