​Length of time COVID-19 survives on different surfaces

1) Aerosols (airborne transmission) mainly due to droplets released when an infected individual coughs or sneezes – up to three hours

2) Copper – up to four hours

3) Cardboard – up to 24 hours

4) Stainless steel – up to 72 hours (three days)

5) Plastic – up to 72 hours (three days)

Research, led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, U.K.

Published in The New England Journal of Medicine


Summary by The Spinal Foundation, India

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