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How long does COVID-19 live on surfaces?

Coronavirus can survive on common materials for hours or even days.

How long a virus lives depends on the surface it's on:

  • The coronavirus can exist on stainless steel objects for two to three days.
  • Plastic objects can harbor the virus for two to three days.
  • The virus can last on cardboard for up to 24 hours.
  • A virus can last as long as four days on glass, depending on location and temperature
  • The coronavirus lasted about four hours on copper
COVID-19 can survive up to 72 hours on plastic
Source:usatoday.com...
How long does the coronavirus live on surfaces?
Research is still ongoing into many aspects of SARS-CoV-2, including how long it can live on various surfaces. So far, two studies have been published on this topic.
How long can COVID-19 live on surfaces?
Temperature and humidity play a role in how long the virus survives.

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