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.||Medium||Stability||Viable virus particles|
|3.||Stainless Steel||48 hours||Present|
|4.||Cardboard||8 hours||Not present|
|5.||Copper||4 hours||Not 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.