COVID-19 can also last up to three days on plastic

Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard. COVID-19 can also last up to three days on plastic and stainless steel, the scientists concluded.

Potential Relationship between Particulate Matter (PM) pollution and COVID-19 Infection Spread in Italy PDF

Therefore, on the basis of the collected data and observed relationships, it is reasonable to assume that, during the period 7 th -29 th February and in specific Northern Italian regions, PM10 concentration levels higher than the daily limit value resulted in a ‘boost’ process promoting the diffusion the COVID-19 among the exposed population, phenomenon not observed in other Italian regions that were affected by the contamination during the same period.