Coronavirus on surfaces of patient roomsDate: 14 June 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices
A new study has tried to understand how Coronavirus persists on the wall surfaces of hospitals.
The researchers collected samples from surfaces of room before, during and after occupation to ascertain the amount of virus present.
In addition, they collected samples from nose, throat, skin and stool of patients and also their healthcare workers.
The genetic signatures of the virus were found on the floor beside the bed occupied by a patient of Covid-19 as well as surfaces and floor outside the room.
The amount of virus detected was highest during the first five days after the symptoms arise in a covid-19 patient.
None of the healthcare workers serving the patient were found infected with the virus. It strengthens the fact that transmission through infected surfaces was very rare.