In a new report on the New England Journal of Medicine, investigators tested how long the SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, lasts in the air and on surfaces:
Viable in aerosols or mixed in air for 3 hours
Viable and detectable on the following surfaces:
Stainless steel and plastic – up to 72 hours
Cardboard – 24 hours
Copper – 4 hours
So frequent hand washing is still a very effective preventive measure as well as cleaning surfaces. Especially our mobile phones, tablets & keyboards.
You can read the full report here.
Stay safe and as much as possible, stay indoors.