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Coronavirus on surfaces of patient rooms

Date: 14 June 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices

Issue

A new study has tried to understand how Coronavirus persists on the wall surfaces of hospitals.

 

Details

  • 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.

 

Observations

  • 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.