How Long Does Coronavirus Remain on Surfaces?

Coronaviruses can live on surfaces for up to 5 days. But the infectiousness of the virus is significantly reduced after 3 hours.  is noted that the specific timing depends on the type of surface, temperature and humidity of the environment.

We present how long does the coronavirus remain on different surfaces.

  • Copper (coins, teapots, dishes) – 4 hours;
  • Aluminum (coins, dishes) – 2-8 hours;
  • Cardboard (boxes for food delivery) – 1 day;
  • Stainless steel (refrigerator, pots, coins) and plastic (fittings, buttons, seats in vehicles) – 2–3 days;
  • Wood (furniture) – 4 days;
  • Paper and glass (newspapers, magazines, glasses, mirrors, etc.) – up to 5 days;
  • Ceramics (dishes made of clay and porcelain) and metal (door handles, cutlery, etc.) – 5 days.

Source: Ivona