How Long Does Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?

When a person sneezes or has a wet cough around you, does that sickness still stay in the air on on the surface? This question is more important than ever with the new coronavirus. The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable: