Covid-19 disease affecting numerous people across the globe is caused by human cornoavirus-19 (HCov-19) also known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2). The stability of the virus has been tested in various mediums according to a recent research which shows that it is highly sustainable in various mediums than the other strains of this species.

S. No.MediumStabilityViable virus particles
 1.Aerosol3 hoursPresent
 2.Plastic72 hoursPresent
 3.Stainless Steel48 hoursPresent
 4.Cardboard8 hoursNot present
 5.Copper4 hoursNot present



van Doremalen, N., Bushmaker, T., Morris, D.H., Holbrook, M.G., Gamble, A., Williamson, B.N., Tamin, A., Harcourt, J.L., Thornburg, N.J., Gerber, S.I. and Lloyd-Smith, J.O., 2020. Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine.

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