Review: Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA on surfaces in quarantine rooms

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Review: Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA on surfaces in quarantine rooms

Review: Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA on surfaces in quarantine rooms

This small study collected samples from 2 quarantine rooms, where 2 pre-symptomatic SARS-CoV2 positive individuals had stayed, and found SARS-CoV-2 on multiple surfaces.

  • 11 samples were taken in each room, 22 samples in total. Swabs were taken from the following sites: door handle, light switch, faucet, bathroom door handle, toilet seat/flush handle, thermometer, TV remote, pillow cover, duvet cover, sheet, and towel.
  • For Patient A’s room, the light switch, bathroom door handle, pillow cover, duvet cover, sheet, and towel were all positive for SARS-CoV-2
  • For Patient B’s room, the faucet and pillow cover were positive for SARS-CoV-2
|2020-05-22T11:01:23-04:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

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