Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020
Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA on Surfaces in Quarantine Rooms
|Patient A’s room||Patient B’s room|
|Light switch||1/1 (37.59)||0/1|
|Bathroom door handle||1/1 (36.02)||0/1|
|Toilet seat, flush handle||0/1||0/1|
|Pillow cover||1/1 (28.98)||1/1 (34.57)|
|Duvet cover||1/1 (35.64)||0/1|
|Total, no. (%)||6/11 (54.5)||2/11 (18.2)|
*Values are no. positive/total (Ct) except as indicated. Ct, cycle threshold; rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
†One swab was taken from each site except the light switch, from which 2 swabs were taken.
‡All samples taken from patients A and B after disinfection were negative and not included in this table. A lower Ct indicates a higher viral load. Only Ct values for open reading frame 1ab (ORFab1) gene of SARS-CoV-2 were provided because the Ct values for nucleoprotein were similar to those of ORFab1.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.