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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:59 AM

Chance of contracting COVID-19 from surfaces nearly zero: CDC [View all]

Source: New York Daily News

You can stop scouring stores for disinfectant wipes. They won’t save you from COVID.

The chances of being infected with the novel coronavirus and getting COVID-19 via surfaces — that is, touching a surface with active virus on it, then touching your face — is only about one in 10,000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance issued Monday.

“It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects (fomites), but the risk is generally considered to be low,” the CDC said, emphasizing the ease of transmission via airborne respiratory droplets.

Moreover, scrubbing with soap and water is sufficient in “most situations” on everyday household surfaces, due to the structure of the virus.


Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-covid-cdc-coronavirus-transmission-surfaces-extremely-low-20210406-pbtcautixbb4xiaxiwtfpnlxfe-story.html

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