Coronavirus Survival Time

A healthy person can catch Coronavirus if one touches a surface or object that has the virus on its surface and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes.

Examples of Coronavirus survival times on surfaces follows. 

Metal
Doorknobs, jewelry, silverware, appliances, etc.
5 days

Wood
Furniture, household objects, kitchen tools, etc.
4 days

Plastics
Product packaging such as milk containers, detergent bottles, soda bottles, backpacks, elevator buttons, etc.
2 - 3 days

Stainless steel
Refrigerators, pots, pans, sinks, water bottles, tools, etc.
2 - 3 days

Cardboard
shipping boxes
24 hours

Copper
Pennies, kettles, cookware, etc.
4 hours

Aluminum
Soda cans, tinfoil, water bottles, kitchenware, etc.
2 - 8 hours

Glass
Drinking glasses, measuring cups, mirrors, windows, etc.
As long as 5 days

Ceramics
Dishes, pottery, coffee mugs, household knickknacks, etc.
5 days

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