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Virus survival on surfaces

How long the virus will survive on different kinds of surfaces.
Key findings extracted from various data sources:

Surface
Period or time

Plastic

Paper

Wood

Metal

Copper

In air as droplets

In air as aerosols

3 days

24 hours

3 days

4 days

4 hours

3 hours

- unsure -

Breakdown from sources

Plastic

3 days

Paper

24 hours

Wood

Metal

3 days

Copper

In air (as droplets)

In air (as aerosols)

3 hours

Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and the Strategy for Prevention

Ahmad Naeem Sajed, Kapil Amgain

Online resource
 listed on 
April 6, 2020

Plastic

72 hours

Paper

24 hours

Wood

Metal

72 hours

Copper

4 hours

In air (as droplets)

In air (as aerosols)

3 hours

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1

Neeltje van Doremalen, Ph.D.; Dylan H. Morris, M.Phil.; Myndi G. Holbrook, B.Sc.; Amandine Gamble, Ph.D.; Brandi N. Williamson, M.P.H.; Azaibi Tamin, Ph.D. Jennifer L. Harcourt, Ph.D. Natalie J. Thornburg, Ph.D. Susan I. Gerber, M.D.; James O. Lloyd-Smith, Ph.D.; Emmie de Wit, Ph.D. Vincent J. Munster, Ph.D.

 listed on 
March 30, 2020

Plastic

72 hours

Paper

24 hours

Wood

Metal

72 hours

Copper

4 hours

In air (as droplets)

In air (as aerosols)

3 hours

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1

Neeltje van Doremalen, Ph.D.; Dylan H. Morris, M.Phil.; Myndi G. Holbrook, B.Sc.; Amandine Gamble, Ph.D.; Brandi N. Williamson, M.P.H.; Azaibi Tamin, Ph.D. Jennifer L. Harcourt, Ph.D. Natalie J. Thornburg, Ph.D. Susan I. Gerber, M.D.; James O. Lloyd-Smith, Ph.D.; Emmie de Wit, Ph.D. Vincent J. Munster, Ph.D.

 listed on 
March 30, 2020

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