Factcheck: Does COVID-19 last on surfaces for 12 hours?
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COVID-19 lasts on surfaces for 12 hours.
It depends on the material and it can remain on certain surfaces for up to several days.
It appears to depend on the material, COVID-19 has been found to remain on surfaces for several days.
As stated in the New England Journal Of Medicine, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Hamilton, Montana), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia), the University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California), and Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey) conducted various experiments and discovered that ‘the virus can remain viable and infectious in aerosols for hours and on surfaces up to days’.