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Coronavirus can persist on surfaces for days, new study says

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus can persist on surfaces for days, new study says

The highly-contagious novel coronavirus that has exploded into a global pandemic can remain viable and infectious in an aerosol (a fine airborne mist) for hours and on surfaces up to days, however is renderred 50% deactivated within 46 minutes on copper surfaces according to a new study that should offer guidance to help people avoid contracting the COVID-19 illness.

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*Image credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Duane Clark works to sanitize surfaces at the Avenue X subway station in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 3. (Kevin Hagen/The Associated Press)