An infographic depicting how long the Coronavirus can remain stable on different kinds of surfaces within a controlled laboratory setting.
Update: October 2020
Research from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, suggests SARS-Cov-2 can remain infectious on surfaces for significantly longer time periods than generally considered possible; 28 days on surfaces such as mobile phone screens and ATMs…
“Touchscreen devices such as mobile phones, bank ATMs, supermarket self-serve checkouts and airport check-in kiosks are high-touch surfaces which may not be regularly cleaned and pose a transmission risk,” Professor Drew said.
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NSW Government Health: COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions
The New England Journal of Medicine
The Guardian: How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?
The Conversation: We know how long coronavirus survives on surfaces. Here’s what it means for handling money, food and more
*Conclusive findings vary between reports and these numbers may change as experts continue their study of Covid-19. If this information needs updating please let us know.