Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020
Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA on Surfaces in Quarantine Rooms
|Characteristic||Patient A||Patient B|
|Date returned to China
|Date entered quarantine
|Date of SARS-CoV-2 RNA–positive detection
|Date of environmental surface sampling
|Symptoms at hospital admission
|Ct for clinical samples at admission†|
| Fecal swab
|Symptoms during hospitalization||Fever, chills, cough||Fever, cough, sputum, sore throat|
*Ct, cycle threshold; NA, not available; rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
†A lower Ct indicates a higher viral load. Only Ct values for open reading frame1ab (ORFab1) gene of SARS-CoV-2 were provided in the table because the Ct values for nucleoprotein were similar to values of ORFab1.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.