How long does Covid-19 live on surfaces?
Steel: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) lived on steel for up to 48 hours. MERS-TGEV and MVH strains were able to live for 28 days or more.
Aluminum: Endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) strain 229E lasted on aluminum for 5 days. 229E and OC43 lived for only 2 to 8 hours.
Metal: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) strain P9 was disabled on metal after five days.
Wood: SARS-CoV strain P9 lasted on wood for four days.
Paper: Two strains of SARS-CoV showed a variation of how long it could live on paper. The GVU6 strain lasted only up to 24 hours but the P9 strain lived for four to five days.
Glass: Glass is also susceptible to coronavirus. SARS-CoV strains had similar life spans on glass. Strain P9 for four days while strain 229E lived for five days.
Plastic: Different strains of the SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and HCoV virus were analyzed on plastic. Strains of SARS-CoV lived between four and nine days. MERS-COV lived 2-6 days, while HCoV had a shorter span and lives for only 48 hours.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC): This is a synthetic plastic that is found in shower curtains, window frames, plumbing parts, vinyl clothing (like jackets and raincoats) and more. (6, 7) SARS-CoV 229E lasted 5 days on PVC.
Silicon rubber: The HCoV 229E was able to survive on silicon rubber for five days.
Latex: HCoV strains 229E and OC43 last up to eight or more hours on latex gloves.
Ceramic: HCoV 229E can live on ceramic for five days.
Teflon: HCoV 229E can live on Teflon for five days.