Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020
Effect of Environmental Conditions on SARS-CoV-2 Stability in Human Nasal Mucus and Sputum
|Sample and exposure type||Environment||Half-life, h (95% CI)|
||4°C/40% RH||3.3 (2.6–4.4)|
|21°C/40% RH||3.1 (2.5–4.1)|
|Surface||4°C/40% RH||5.8 (4.8–7.3)|
|21°C/40% RH||3.1 (2.3–4.6)|
|27°C/85% RH||1.5 (1.1–2.4)|
*RH, relative humidity; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
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