American scientists: Coronavirus can “live” for a month on surfaces in the house

Particles of the coronavirus can remain in the home of the sick even a month after their recovery, American scientists have found.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin examined 24 samples from surfaces in a house where people lived who were diagnosed with coronavirus two months ago. Most of the genetic material of the virus was found on the carpet and in the air conditioner, the magazine writes. Science of the Total Environment… However, the concentration of viral RNA cannot yet assess how contagious the virus is.

It is clarified that carpets, where they found a high concentration of viral RNA, were cleaned with a vacuum cleaner, and the filters of air conditioners were not cleaned.

Previously, scientists argued that the coronavirus in residential premises can linger on household surfaces from three to 24 hours, in some cases up to 28 days.

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